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DORSETT 

New Early 

Strawberry 

Page 10 



FRUI 
TREES 

AND OTHER 

FRUIT PLANTS 




E.W.TOWNSEND SONS 

SALISBURY =---J MARYLAND 



E. W. TOWNSENP SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 













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The results of Townsend's 

plant breeding methods. 

Note heavy crown and 

fibrous root system 



Dear Friends: . -, j^ ig in the 

Se? me Kd-Stlsfled customer,. ,^ 

extra cost." ^j^^ ^i^g ecoiioiny of 

To our prospective r^rf/'oarticulSy ^niportaiit these days of shorty 

Townsends' Select-Strain plants "particuwriy, ^^^ ^-^^^F. ^^Ae^^teking 

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Sincerely yours. 

world. l>ar.e. U.o.ers and Shippers of Strawherr. P... 




Cultivating a 34 acre field of Townsends' "Select Strain" New-Ground-Grown Dorsett and Fairfax 
Copyrighted 1943 by E. W. Townsend Sons, Salisbury, Maryland. 



E. W. TOWNStND SONS » SALISBURY » MARYLAND 




THIS TRADE MARK IS YOUR 

PROTECTION FOR True- 
To-Name quality plants 

For the past forty-two years, the name Townsend 
has stood for "the best" in all phases of berry 
growing and has become the by-word for true-to-name quaUty 
plants and trees throughout the country. Because of the fine re- 
putation our plants have, many attempts have been made to sell 
inferior plants and trees at lower prices to unsuspecting buyers, 
representing these plants to be genuine Townsend products. 

In order to protect our customers against such practice five 
years ago we adopted the policy of placing the Townsend Trade 
Mark on every bundle of plants and trees shipped from our nurs- 
eries. This trade mark is your assurance that you are getting 
true-to-name stock and the high quality which Townsends' 
plants and trees are noted for. 

• MAKE MONEY CROWING STRAWBERRIES 



Every bundle of Plants sent out by Town- 
sends' is labeled true-to-name and carries 
our Trade Mark 



• SATISFIED CUSTOMERS 



You can make big profits growing strawberries providing you se- 
cure healthy, vigorous plants with yielding qualities bred Into 
them — plants that will produce uniform berries of the highest 
quality— berries that will bring top market prices. During the 
harvest season, most markets, both local and distant, are well 
supplied with unprofitable, small, undersized berries, while these 
same markets are only too glad to pay premium prices for 
superior quality berries. Townsends' plants have been bred to 
produce just such berries — many of our customers telling us that 
their berries have been topping the market from three to five 
cents per quart, an extra profit which no grower of strawberries 
can afford to pass by. 

• LET US HELP YOU CET STARTED 

with ordinary care and attention, big crops of berries can be 
obtained by even the Inexperienced grower. Any Instructions 
that we have failed to Include In our culture directions on pag& 
44 of this catalog will be gladly sent you free. We will make your 
problems our problems and give you the benefit of our three gen- 
erations experience. We also Issue a complete culture guide on 
berry growing. This booklet Is free for the asking. 




By following our instructions and advice, thou- 
sands of our customers have grown with us. 
These thousands have sent us tens of thousands 
of new customers until today our long list of 
satisfied customers enables us to operate the 
largest strawberry plant growing and shipping 
business in the world. We endeavor each year to 
show our appreciation of this confidence by sell- 
ing only the best plants and giving only the 
best service it Is humanly possible to give. 

• 42 YEARS EXPERIENCE 

When you buy Townsends' planta, not only do you 
receive plants that are chock-fuU of vitality and in- 
creasing yield, but you also get 39 years of practical 
growing erpenence to aid you. Mr. G. G. Adams, South 
Orrington. Maine, writes us: "Picked 8.200 Quarts berries 
from two-thirds of an acre." F. D. Rogers, Oorydon. 
Pa., averages 11,700 quarts off an acre. S'. Hartman. 
of Virginia, picked 11,520 quarts from an acre. 

There is no secret in making yields of this kind. 
You will find that Townsends' Selected Strain of ap- 
proved varieties will increase your yield also. 



THE TOWNSEND FOUR-POINT 
GUARANTEE and What It Means to You 



# QUALITY 



The good name of this firm and good will of its customers have 
been built and preserved by always handling nothing but the 
highest grade stocks available. Every plant or tree is the best that 
can be produced. 



• TRUTH 



Old customers know that they will always get the variety 
order. They have faith in us and we will not break it. 



• HEALTH 



E^very plant we ship is healthy, thrifty, and free from »M In- 
jurious diseases. Diseased plants will produce dividends for 
neither you nor us. 



• PRODUCTIVENESS 



Any stock received by 
understood and agreed 



Every plant that got\s into our propagation fields is selected for 
its heavy fruiting crowns. In this manner our stock is kept on 
its high level in bt>th pn>ductiveness and vitality. All plants, 
are carefully packed so that you receive them in condition to 
grow strongly and to nrodnoe as you have the right to expect 
from plants bearing the Townsend name, 
you that does not meet these high standards will be replaced free. It is al»o 
that in no case will we be liable for any siun larger than the inirchase price. 




YOU RECEIVE 

7<^l^*l^^^ PLANT SELECTION 

at no iz^Choi cos^/ 

'HE forty years of our experience in 
growing and propagating small fruit 
plants has taught us the vital importance of plant "strain". 
For, in selecting plants, it is just as important to continually 
improve the "strain" as it is with horses, cows and other 
animals. Every Townsend plant is an offspring of a selected 
plant that has special merits back of it. Throughout the year, 
experienced men under the personal supervision of one of the 
Townsends go into the fields and personally select the plants 
that are to be used for mother plants. Only plants that show 
outstanding vigor and productiveness for the specific variety, 
are used. These selected breeding plants are reset into a plot; 
and during their period of growth (until the following spring), 
numerous strong, healthy runner plants are produced. These 
are taken up during the spring at proper planting time and 
set in large acreages on our farms to grow for our numerous 
customers throughout the country. 

Even after all this we do not consider our work finished. 
We continue selecting this stock, constantly striving to keep 
our strain as close to perfection as our forty years experience 
has taught us. Only in this way can we be sure of giving our 
customers plants of better quality and greater yield. 



PLANTS OF 



Skof^ 



CROWN DEVELOPMENT 





Recent research has shown that 80% of the fruit buds on strawberry 
plants are formed in the crown of the plant from September to 
November of the season before blossoms appear. It is, therefore. 
Important to set nothing but well developed selected strain plants 
for your fruiting beds — plants that will have sufficient vigor to 
send out strong-crowned runner plants in which these fruit buds 
are formed. A strong crown plant will always produce the proper 
leaf area to insure heavy production, which the U. S. Dept. of 
Agriculture through recent research work advises us of importance 
in getting bigger crops of berries the following spring. 



• A Townsend Select Strain plant — your 
insurance of Good Stands, Quick Growth 
and Bigger Crops. 




State Nursery Inspectors Double Inspecting 
Block Select Strain Chesapeake. 



Townsend "SELECT STRAIN" Plants 

ALL ARE DOUBLE INSPECTED ^ 

In late September after plants have matured and again m 
sarly spring when new growth starts, the Maryland state Nurs- 
ery Inspectors carefully examine all our growing plants. 
These double inspections insure customers of getting disease- 
free plants, which is necessary if good yields are to be ob- 
tained. It costs just as much to plant and cultivate an acre of 
diseased plants as it does an acre of healthy disease-free 
plants. The comparative results received usually spell success 
or failure. This is just another precaution Townsend takes to 
furnish their customers with the best plants possible to grow 
and produce for them the heavy yields which they have a 
right to expect. You pay no more for these double inspected 
plants than just ordinary plants. Your berry profits are in- 
creased at no extra cost to you. 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 





CAN 

• MORE SALES and 

• BIGGER PROFITS 

SELECT STRAIN PLANTS! 

More sales and bigger profits are easy for you with 
Townsends' select strain plants. Our method of plant 
selection has been acclaimed in every state in the 
Union for greater yields and hardy growth. No mat- 
ter in what section you live, you will find several 
varieties, suitable to your requirements, contained in 
this catalogue. And regardless of where you live, our 
low express rates and method of packing insure you 
safe arrival at cheap transportation costs. This year 

we have a particularly fine stock of high quality plants— and respectfully solicit your order 

"fully confident that we can please you." 

Northern Growers Recognize the J^'^dUte^ of TOWNSEND'S SaAicf SXholH P'*"** 



LJ ERE, at our nurseries the tem- 
' ■ perature often falls around zero, 
and even lower. This is very cold weather 
for any plants — but Townsends' select 
strain varieties prove their worth even 
under these conditions by not being af- 
fected by this bitter cold! During these 
spells our plants are not protected by 
mulch of any kind, but have hardened 
themselves against frigid temperatures, 
unlike plants grown by northern nursery- 
men under mulch. This fact has become so 
well known that many northern growers 
are convinced that they cannot obtain 
hardier plants anywhere else in the coun- 
try! 

TOWNSENDS' PLANTS OUT AHEAD IN TEST 
97% PERFECT 

GENTLEMEN: St. Peter. Minn. 

I find that your plants in test make best growth, than any 
other nursery, and I have tested eleven nurseries plants in 
fourteen varieties. One nursery registers Zero— others 40%- 
80%, Townsends' plants are out ahead at 97% Perfect. I 
am well pleased with your plants and Promptness in filling 
orders, in the future you can be sure of my orders. 

KONTIAD M. OLSON. 



GROWER rROM CONNECTICUT VISITS SALISBURY 



DEAR SIR: 



Fairfield, Conn. 



I wish at this time to express my appreciation to yon for 
showing me around your plant farms when I visited your 
nurseries in August. 

During my visit, and being interested in growing berries 
I naturally noticed all strawberry fields. 

I can truthfully say that yours (plant Farms) was the 
best I saw between here and Salisbury. I believe the Town- 
send method of fertilization and propagation accounts for 
this. I have been using your plants for 5 years and they 
have never failed to satisfy. Therefore, after seeing the differ- 
ence I will use only your stock plants from now on. Too 
may look for another order next Spring. WILSON B. FAIR. 



FINEST STRAWBERRY PLANTS EVER RECEIVED 

DEAR SIRS: Doniphan Co., Kansas. 

I want to thank you for the finest strawberry plants that 
I ever received. Will have another order for plants later. 

ALBERT PHILIPP. 



TOWNSENDS' 



DEAR SIRS: 



PLANTS MAKING A REPUTATION 
FOR MR. JOHNSON 



CANADA FOLKS — LIKE TOWNSENDS' HARDY PLANTS 

DEAR SIR: Woodville, Ontario. Canada. 

Years ago I planted your Strawberry Plants, since then, I 
have used no others. People depend on me for their berries 
and I get six cents a quart more than my neighbors, and I 
coul i have sold several thousand more quarts this year if 1 
had them to offer. Advise me on other varieties to plant If 
you have any better. E. W. MARSHALL. 

TOWNSENDS' SELECT-STRAIN PLANTS PRODUCE — 
QUALITY — QUANTITY — QUICK SALES 

GENTLEMEN: SchenectAdy, Co., N. Y. 

I am very much pleased with your Select-Strain Straw- 
berry plants, including QUALITY-QUANTITY and their fruit 
— which is easy to sell — in fact we could nowhere fill all 
oar orders. I would like to have 2,000 plants of your Premier, 
how soon can I get them? LELAND N. SOMERS. 



Plymouth Co.. Mass. 
Townsends' Strawberry plants have made a wonderful repu- 
tation for our roadside fruit A vegetable market. Our cus- 
tomers tell us we have the best berries, passing up many 
markets along the highway until they reach our place. Your 
plants always produce larger — brighter berries with big yields 
EDWARD J. JOHNSON. 



TOWNSENDS, 



DEAR SIR: 



EXPERIENCED GRADERS A PACKERS 
SATISFY 

Ripley County. Indiana. 
Received plants in fine condition, thanks to the packers 
for their care in grading and packing, they are the nicest 
plants I ever transplanted. JAMES F HOOVER 



COUNTY AGENT OFFICE RECOMMENDS TOWNSENDS' 
NURSERIES 

GENTLEMEN: Allegheny Co.. Penn*.. 

The Office of the County Agent has recommended your 
nursery as a good place to buy fruit trees, plants. I would 
appreciate your catalog. MRS ETHEL KITCHEN 



COMPLETE STRAWBERRY PLANT PRICES PAGE 46 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 




51^/ THE MOST WIDELY PLANTED 

STRAWBERRY EVER PRODUCED ScVtS^ 



COMPLETE 

STRAWBERRY PRICES 

PAGE 46 



all 




Our strain of Premier is direct 

from the original planting and 

has been consistently bred each 

year for heavier yields. 

DOUBLE INSPECTED— 
STATE CERTIFIED 

Every bundle of Townsends' 
Premier has been double in- 
spected and certified by Mary- 
land State Dept. of Entomology. 
Why take a chance. Order your 
premier from Townsend. They 
cost no more than just ordi- 
nary plants. 

TOWNSEND'S PREMIER IN 
PENNSYLVANIA 

Pot 19 years we hare purchased 
our strawberry plants from Town- 
sends; never a crop failure from your 
Premier plants. They always produce 
extra-heavy crops, your Select-Strair 
Premier are producing eren largei 
fruit, better quality and averaging 
18.750 Quarts berries per acre the 
past season off of about four acres. 
We received for this fruit $.20 to 
$.25 per quart, and did not have 
enough berries for our trade, when 
my neighbors who bought some plants 
elsewhere could not sell their berries 
for even ten cents. 

OLIVER J. WEAVER. 

PLANTS AND PRICES SATIS- 
FACTORY 

Jefferson County, Ohio. 
Your prices are very satisfactory, 
so are your plants. Will require 7000 
to 8000 Townsends' Select Premier 
this time. I am writing to let you 
know that you people will get my 
order "always". 

•TEW ART WALKBII. 



HE Premier Strawberry Is really premier 
because (1) No other early variety has ever 
received so much praise, enjoyed such universal acceptance under 
possible growing conditions, (2) No other variety has made 
as much money for growers. There may be others that will supplant 
Premier in certain localities, but for good all-around consistency, 
we predict that Premier will continue to lead for years to come. 

By careful plant selection and our select strain method of growing, we 
aave maintained all the high qualities that made Premier the immediate 
sensation of the strawberry world when we first introduced it to our trade. 
Millions of select strain new ground grown Premier plants are grown and 
shipped annually from our nursery to the Largest Berry Growing Associa- 
tions and thousands of individual growers in every section of the country. 
These growers realize the heavy yielding quality of our strain of Premier 
plants, and today Townsends' are recognized as headquarters for the 
original strain of HEAVY YIELDING PREMIER. 

Our new ground planting of Premier is one of the largest in the country 
and have made a nice growth. The quality was never better. If you are 
looking for a heavy yielding strain of Premier, send along your order after 
receiving this catalogue. We will reserve plants for you, digging and ship- 
ping whenever you are ready to set. 

While Premier is well known by the majority of berry growers, for the 
benefit of the new planters we describe Premier as follows: 

wide 



Color — Medium bright red and very at- 
tractive with its large green cap that 
shows off the berry to advantage when 
placed on the market. 

Size — Under favorable growing conditions 
the berries will run large to extra large 
and very uniform size, holding up well to 
the last picking. 

Firmness — Premier can be classed as a 
long distant shipper where trucks are 
used. For the market gardener its firm- 
ness will be found to be very satisfactory. 
Vigor — Premier is a strong, healthy grower. 



making a good fruiting bed on a 
range of soils and climatic conditions. 
Quality — Stands out as one of the best 
flavored berries grown. 

Season of Ripening — In the North Premier 
is one of the first varieties to ripen. It 
can be put on the market from a week 
to ten days ahead of the mid-season varie- 
ties. 

Frost Resistant — Premier has long been 
noted for its frost resistance and I have 
never heard teU of a Premier crop failure 
due to late frosts. 



^ Premier and Howard 17 are one and the same variety. The variety was 
originated by A. B. Howard Sons of Belchertown, Mass., and in many 
sections Premier Is known by the name, Howard 17, 

% YOU! can increose your yields and profits at "No Extra Cost" by 
planting Townsend's Select Strain New Ground Grown Premier 
"Known in every berry growing section as the heaviest yielding strain 
grown." 

ALL DOUBLE INSPECTED— STATE CERTIFIED 

WE SELL ANNUALLY MILLIONS OF TOWNSEND SELECT 
STRAIN PREMIER 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 




STARBRIGHT 



STARBRICHT 



THE NEW BIG LATE STRAWBERRY 

This NEW, splendid variety, was originated by U. S. 
Dept. of Agri., and sold on the market in 1941-42 at a 
premium. We sincerely recommend this new variety, 
and advise our large berry growers, as well as the home 
gardener to plant Star bright this SPRING. A cross 
of Fairfax and Chesapeake, good shipper, fruiting sea- 
son little earlier than Chesapeake and better plant 
maker. The berry is lighter in color than Fairfax, very 
glossy skin, a truly extra fancy strawberry on any 
market. Prices on page 46. 



We Are Mighty Proud Of The Mcord Yields Being Made By Our Customers 
With Towniend*! Select Strain Premier 



LARGER GROWERS PREFER TOWNSEND'S PLANTS 

Columbian County, N. T. 
For last few years, I have been getting strawberry plants from 
you in large quantities, and always have good results. This year I 
was offered plants from other companies, dollar per thousand 
cheaper than yours, but my friends and I believe your plants are 
worth a dollar more per thousand anytime. As long as I am in 
berry business, my plants will be bought from Townsend Sons 
Nurseries, also fruit trees cannot be beat. 

JOSEPH KUZTNA. 
(Mr. Kuzyna has purchased over 200,000 Select Strain Plants.) 

TOWNSEND CUSTOMER FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS 

GENTLEMEN: Tuscarawas Co., Ohio. 

For over twenty years I have used your plants, with great 
success. They produce good fruiting beds — with big crops of 



nice, large bt^rries which sell readily on the market. The past 
season we picked over 50,000 quarts off of about 3 % acres. We 
have never found any Premier plants to come up with yours 
and you might always expect our future orders. Please find 
order enclosed for this year's planting. F. R. NELSON. 

TOWNSEND'S PREMIER OUT YIELDS ALL OTHERS 

GENTLEMEN: Barnstable Co., Mass. 

Attached you will please find order for 15,000 Select-Strain 
Premier Plants — for which kindly book order and ship at proper 
planting time. 

Your plants always out yield aU others and the berries are larger 
and we get larger crops — which mean more profit to us. Tou 
can erpect many new orders from this neighborhood this year, as 
growers are turning to your plants all the time. 

M. O. HAPOZA 



NEW VARIETIES STRAWBERRIES SvYthe'sIVtriI? 



FAIRMORE 



THIS variety was origi- 
nated by the U. S. Dept. 
_ of Agrlc. and has been 

extensively tested in North Carolina and other leading 
berry growing states of the South. It was selected from 
thousands of seedlings and has been outstanding In the 
tests made by these colleges. In plant growth it Is more 
vigorous than Blakemore, Klondyke, or Missionary. It 
ripens about with the Blakemore and earlier than Fair- 
fax. The berries are as large or larger than Blakemore 
and is considered to be a better variety for markets 
that pay a top price for extra large size, quality berries. 
A fine variety for southern plantings. 



DAYBREAK 



NORTH STAR 



AMIDSEASON vari- 
ety introduced by 
the U. S. Dept. of 

Agrlc. and recommended lor commercial and home gar- 
den plantings in all leading berry growing sections. It 
has been extensively tested In New England States, also 
In New York and Pennsylvania. The berries are of high 
flavor and fine quality, especially recommended for sec- 
tions where Dorsett is killed by early frosts. Berries 
have a beautiful bright red color which extends through 
to the center keeping its bright color for several davs 
after picking. Prult Is very firm and will withstand 
long-distant shipping. They ripen evenly all over, there- 
fore making picking very easy, and when placed on the 
market makes a very attractive package. Give North 
Star a trial this year I 



THIS is the earliest berry 
grown in the southern 
states. It is about a 

week or ten days earlier than the Missionary and sev- 
eral days earlier than Blakemore, usually producing a 
heavy first crop, producing fruit for the early market 
when prices are usually highest. It is as productive as 
Missionary or Blakemore. Fruit equals that of Blake- 
more and of bright, glossy, crimson red. Can be classed 
as a good shipper and one worthy of a planting in the 
southern states. Of U. S. Dept. of Agrlc. origination. 

HCRDAkI The fruit of this berrv is bright, glossy 
CDI\V/m. red. It is of delicious flavor, having 
strong, heavy stems which hold their fruit well up from 
the soil. It Is a good yielder and one which, we feel, 
will produce excellent results in the New England States 
and should be given trial in other berry growing sec- 
tions. Fruit ripens about the same time as Chesapeake 
and other late varieties. 



CUpi T^M This is an early berry, ripening about 
^rlCl. I V/PI. the same time as the Premier (Howard 
17). It is almost as good a producer. Fruit Is very firm 
and has many of the qualities of such high priced mar- 
ket favorites as Chesapeake and Catskill. It Is similar in 
flavor to Chesapeake. Tested in 24 sections of the state 
of Connecticut before Introducing. 



FAIRMORE Sold for HifhMt FricM on N«w York Morkot of Any Voriufy Shipped Out of N. C in 1940 



E. W. TOWNSENP SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



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\[/ HEN E. W. Townsend, Sr., founded the Townsend Nursery 
▼▼ forty-two years ago he did so with the realization that 
planting conditions varied in different sections according to the climatic 
and soil characteristics of local territories. We have striven since that 
day to correlate every sale we -'make to the needs of the individual cus- 
tomer, advising the purchase of those varieties which would be best 
adapted to each local condition. 

In addition to our extensive proving and testing grounds, our records 

are also kept accurate by reports from our customers; as well as various 

State experimental stations with whom we are affiliated. These records 

have proven invaluable to thousands of our customers who wish to be 

sure before buying that the varieties they selected were adaptable to 

their local conditions. 

The varieties mentioned in this catalog and recommended for the various territories are the result of 

this painstaking research. Further definite information is available at this office, and will be furnished 

free to you on request. We are proud of this service, know you will appreciate it, and trust that you 

will make use of it whenever possible. 






Our Strawberry Testing Grounds 
Where important data is collected 



• PROPER TIME TO SET STRAWBERRY 
AND OTHER BERRY PLANTS 

We have been recommending the Early St)ring setting of Strawbcrrj 
Plants and other berry plants for over a quarter of a century. This 
recommendation has led our customers to make bigger profits from their 
plants than ever before. Fall setting is practiced in several of the 
Northern States, but is not recommended outside the South. 



PLANTING DATES for DIFFERENT SECTIONS 

New England States, April and Early May; N. Y., N. J.. Penna., Del.. 
Md., Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Mich., Tenn.. Ky., West Va., D. C. late 
March or as early in April as possible; Southern States, February and 
March; all other states in Early April. Give your pla,nts time to 
establish themselves in the soil while it is cool and before the hot 
suns start. Plow ."our land early and be ready to set at the flrsl 
sign of spring. 



TERRITORIAL ADAPTABILITY OF TOWNSENDS' STRAWBERRY VARIETIES 



Varieties marked with * are the leaders and ones most widely planted 



Variety 



Approved for 



Season 
of ripening 



Description 



Ulakemore* All States with exception New England and New York Kxtra Early 

Daybreak All Southern and Southwestern States Extra Early 

Pairmore* All Southern and Southwestern States Extra Early 

Aberdeen* New England, N. Y., Pa., Ohio, N. J., Kan., Mo.. 111., Ind Early 

Bellmar New England States, Texas, Mo. valley section Early 

Dorsett* All Strawberry Sections except Florida Early 

Fairfax* A)' **tates except Fla. and Gulf States Karly 

\ Grand Champion Central and Northwestern S'tates Early 

"^Howard's Supreme* New England States. Ohio, West Va., N. Y., Penna Early 

Klondyke* N. 0., Georgia, S. C, Ala., Louisiana Early 

North Star All berry growing sections except South Early 

Premier* All sections except extreme South Early 

Shelton x"^ew Var. Recommended for New England States Early 

Missionary* Fla., N. C, Va., Md., Tenn., S. C, Texas, La Early 

Big Joe* All berry section except extreme south Med. Early 

Catskill* Most all berry sections except south Med. Early 

, Culver New England States and North Central, Pa., N. Y Med. Early 

^.Jupiter 111.. Ind., Ohio, Penna., West Va., Kansas, Mo Med. Early 

Pathfinder* Recommended for trial in all berry sections Med. Early 

Senator Dunlap* Kansas, Iowa, Mo., Ind., IlL, Ohio, Mich., Wis Med. Early 

Ambrosia 111., Ind., Wis., Mich., Mo., Recommended for trial in North Late 

Aroma* .. Tenn., Ky., Ind., lU., Kan. Ark. Mich., Mo., Northern States Late 

CTiesapeake* New England, West Va., Ohio, 111., Ind., Wis., N. Y., Penna Late 

"■^'Ford* All States except extreme South Late 

Gandy* -AH States east Miss. River except Ga., Fla., La Late 

Hebron Originated in Conn. Does well in New England States Late 

Lupton* N. J.. Ohio, Pa., N. Y., Conn., W. Va.. lU., Ind Late 

Townking* All States except Gulf States and Pacific Coast Late 

Starbright* New York, Pa., Ohio, and New England States. Va., 111., and Kansas Late 

•'•World's Wonder New England States, Northern N. Y.. Penna., West Va Late 

V Red Star New England States, Northern N. Y., Penna., West Va Extra Late 

XTRALATE Being tested in all berry growing States EJxtra Late 

Gem Fallbearing* Planted in all States except Far South Fruits Early Summei 

Lucky Strike Fallbearing N. J., Penna., N. Y.. Ohio. New England States until fall Ist year 

Mastadon Fallbearing* Planted in all States except Far South set: Fruits following 

Wayzata Fallbfaring* Planted in all States except Far South Spring with Med. Ey. 



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E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 




QUICK DELIVERIES 
BY RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCIES 

TOWNSEND'S Nurseries are so located as tx) 
give our customers quick deliveries of nursery 
stock at all times, regardless of section they live 
in. Our nurseries are very convenient to the Phila- 
delphia Railway Express Terminal, which is one of 
the largest in the country, servicing some 23,000 
cities by direct route. The above delivery chart, 
compiled by the Railway Express Agency, shows 
the approximate delivery time for all sections from 
the Philadelphia Terminal. Within 48 hours after 
stock is shipped from our packing house you will 
note deliveries can be made to practically one-half 
the United States. This company maintains an 
express office at our packing house where all ship- 
ments are weighed, billed, and routed. This special 
service is another factor that helps us to get our 
stock through to customers in a fresh growing con- 
dition, cutting down considerably on delivery time 
over the usual express shipments. 

• NEW LOW EXPRESS RATES 

The Interstate Commerce Commission has recognized 
Salisbury as one of the leading shipping points for fruit 
trees and berry plants and, through the cooperation of 



this department and the Railway Express Agency, we 
have a low express rate on strawberry plants shipped 
from Salisbury. It is a saving of approximately 40^ 
over the usual rate charged by the express companies 
from points having no commodity rate applied on ship- 
ments. This is a big saving and one which should not 
be overlooked when ordering nursery stock. 

• WE WILL QUOTE PREPAID PRICES 

If you would like to know just what your plants, 
trees, or other items listed in our catalog will cost you 
laid down at your nearest express office, just write and 
tell us the amount of stock of each variety you want 
(giving size where size is noted) and the name of the 
express office where you wish shipment delivered, and 
by return mail we will quote you the exact cost of your 
order including transportation charges. This will not 
obligate you in any way. It is part of our service which 
is free to all. 

• SHIPPING SEASON 

Climatic conditions in tlii.s section of M.»r>land are favorabh 
for the growing and shipping of nursery stock. Our shipping; 
season opens in late September and continues until June 1. 
Take advantage of this lone: shipping season and order your 
nursery stock from TOWNSEND'S. Tou will get your stock '^n 
time and no delay experienced at planting time. Orders for 
any stock listed in our catalog can be booked now, stock re- 
served, and shipment made anytime you are ready to plant. 




Maryland State Department of Agriculture Inspectors make "Double Inspection" in all our 
strawberry fields before shipment. This assures you of strictly "Certified Stock at no extra cost." 



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E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 




A PROFITABLE NEW 



Although the Dorsett was introduced 
only a few years ago — after its develop- 
ment from a cross of Royal Sovereign X 
Premier (Howard 17) by the U. S. Dept. 
of Agriculture — it has been widely 
planted in practically every berry grow- 
ing section of the country. 

PRICES OF DORSETT 
PLANTS ON PAGE 46 




A 38 Acre Block of New 
Ground Crown Select Strain 
Dorsett Crowing on Our Farms 

STRAWBERRY 



Its ready adaptSbility to almost any type of soil and 
climatic conditions; its quick, easy growth; its heavy 
yielding qualities make Dorsett a popular favorite 
everywhere. Dorsett strawberries are firm and at- 
tractive; and carry well even on long distance hauls. 
Therefore, we sincerely urge you to try Dorsett. 
You'll find it one of the best money-making early 
berries it is possible to grow. Each year finds a 
greater demand for Dorsett, and each year we grow 
one of the largest plantings in the country. Regard- 
less of how large or small your order may be — send 
it in. We'll be glad to service it ! We can reserve plants 
and ship when you are ready to set. (NOTE: The 
above photo shows a thirty-eight acre block of new- 
ground grown Dorsett, growing on our farms; where 
millions of Townsends' Select Strain Dorsett are 
grown annually; and shipped into every state of the 
Union.) 



As a heavy yielding high quality berry Dorsett is giving 
excellent results in most all berry growing sections except 
the far south Toionsend's Select Strain Dorsett are Double 
Inspected and State Certified. 
Bred for the heavy yields which 
this variety is capable of pro- 
ducing. If you have not grown 
Dorsett we recommend that 
you give it a trial this year. 




E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



1 1 




Millions of Fine Quality Select 

Strain Fairfax to Select Your 

Order From 



A LEADER ON THE 



MARKET 



The annual rise in sales of Fairfax has been 
steady and sensational. No doubt much of this 
success is due to the tough skin texture and 
consequent good shipping characteristics. 
Even during the dry weather and droughts of 
Spring 1936, Fairfax produced crops far above 
the average. The fine, sturdy appearance, ex- 
ceptional firmness, and high dessert qualities 
have made Fairfax famous since its introduc- 
tion. We earnestly recommend that you devote 
a good portion of your acreage to Fairfax, 
thus insuring yourself a good crop of straw- 
berries, regardless of weather conditions. All 



of Townsend's Select Strain Fairfax are 
Double Inspected and State Certified, recog- 
nized by leading berry-growers as the heaviest 
yielding strain grown. Let us reserve some of 
these plants for you. Will ship whenever you 
are ready to plant. 



Note these Features 



Season of Ripening — Fairfax ripens about the 
same time as Premier. In some few sections 
two or three days later. 

Quality is an outstanding point with FAIR- 
FAX. Its firmness and wonderful flavor make 
it ideal for commercial marketing or home 
consumption. It is without question one of 
the finest eating berries on the market. 

Production — The yield of Fairfax compares 
favorable with Dorsett and Premier. It prob- 
ably will not set as much fruit as these two 
varieties, however it makes up in yield with 
the size. In the number of crates picked per 
acre it yields with the best. 

Vigorous Grower — The foliage and root system 
of Fairfax is extremely vigorous. Foliage is a 
dark green of strong growth protecting berries 
from hot suns during the harvest season. Its 
root system is long and fibrous which accounts 
for Fairfax giving a good crop of berries dur- 
ing dry seasons. It will make a good fruiting 
bed in most all types of soil and climates, and 
is being planted by berry growers over a wide 
area of the U. S. A. 




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FAIRFAX 

PRICES 

PACE 46 



Size of Fruit — Large to extra large and bein 
very uniform. Makes an attractive package 
which has always brought top market prices. 



1- 




ORDER THIS ASSORTMENT 
For Your Early Strawberry Garden 



1U> the first in your 

strawbeiTies; onlor o 

prii'os. 

50 Dorsett. 50 Fairfax. 

100 Plants .Ml for 



$1.00 



noiKhlH>rh(xxi to h.ivo larvre delicioii* 
those jr.inlons tivlay .>it special 



G.irdens 
for 



$1.75 



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E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 




A New Ground Planting Townsend's Select Strain Catskill Plants 




CkbiuU 

The \AQ^\MidleGA4Ul^Qxx^i—K Proclaimed 
Winner in Size, Yields and Profits 

THE rapid rise in popularity of Catskill 
has been nothing short of phenom- 
enal. Because of its size, flavor, heavy yields, 
vigorous growth, and its adaptability to a wide 
range of soils and climates, this variety has, in 
a short time, become a universal favorite. While 
our strain of Catskill is direct from the origina- 
tors at Geneva, New York, we have thru careful 
plant selection produced a strain that is con- 
sidered by some of the largest berry growers in 
the country to be one of the most vigorous 
growers and heaviest yielding strains in the 
country. We do not hesitate in recommending 
Catskill to you as one midseason variety that is 
certain to prove satisfactory. 



THESE UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL 

LETTERS TELL THE STORY ABOUT 

OUR SELECT STRAIN CATSKILL AND 

THEIR ABILITY TO PRODUCE 

Oswego Co., N. T. 
The Select Strain Catskill purchased from 
you last year certainly produced a heavy 
crop of fine quality berries. I never dreamed 
that there could be so much difference in 
plant Selection of Strawberry Plants until I 
grew your Strain of Catskill, and I have 
been growing this variety for several years. 
O. S. MEYERS. 

Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. 
In our section we have always wanted an 
attractive midseason berry to follow up our 
Early Varieties and want to thank you per- 
sonally for advising me to plant Catskill. 
I think it's one of the finest varieties we 
have ever grown. Some of my neighbors had 
purchased Catskill from other sources. While 
the quality of their berries were as good as 
mine, I picked more than double the amount 
of berries from the same amount of plants 
set. In the future nothing but Townsend 
Select Strain Plants for me. Wish you 
every success in your propagating of Heavier 
Yielding Plants. j 2. MILLER. 



York Co., Pa. 
The Catskill plants received this morning 
and better plants could not be asked for. 
The root system was perfect and plants were 
all of one size, something that we are not 
used to receiving. From now on you get 
ray orders for berry plants as I realize you 
have a Select Strain that can not be beaten. 
A. L. LENTZ. 



RICH COLOR— Bright rich red, similar to Big Joe. The 
large double green cap stands up well on the berry 
and makes a very attractive looking package when 
offered to the buyer. 

SIZE — These rich red berries are large to extra large in 
size, keeping its size well until the last fruit is har- 
vested. The large size of the Catskill is one of its out- 
standing values, demanding top of the market prices. 
QUALITY — In flavor it compares favorably with such 
varieties as Premier, Dorsett, Fairfax, Big Joe, and 
Chesapeake. The texture is such that Catskill can be 
classed as a long distant shipper. Holding up well after 
picking, it has a high commercial value appreciated 
by all berry growers. 

PRODUCTIVENESS— Growers in all sections East of 
the Mississippi River and several states West advises 
us that it is the heaviest producing midseason berry 
they have grown, in our own test plots it has proven 
itself far ahead of any other midseason variety. In 
fact our test plots gave us more genuine enthusiasm 
that this was a midseason berry that nothing short of 
a calamity could keep our customers from making big 
profits on. 

MILLIONS OF SELECT STRAIN CATSKILL 

ALL DOUBLE INSPECTED, AWAIT YOUR ORDER 

To keep up with the increased demand of Townsend's Select 
Strain Catskill, we have again increased our acreage, plants 
at this writing look fine with nice heavy crowns and fiberous 
roots. We are looking again for a heavy demand for this 
special Strain of Catskill and would advise placing order 
early as possible to insure getting your supply needed. 

PRICES OF CATSKILL PAGE 46 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



13 



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BERRIES YOU CAN'T AFFORD 
TO PASS UP . . . 




Mi<headc*iTO £cUe FRUITING 
LARGE FANCY BERRY 

THE twenty-four year history of Big Joe 
has been studded with flattering re- 
ports from berry growers throughout the country. 
Big Joe takes its place as the leading midseason 
variety along with Premier, the leading early 
variety and Town King, the leader of the late 
group. Its size and beauty have brought Big Joe 
nothing but praise. Big Joe begins to ripen at about 
the time of the last pickings of Premier and Dor- 
sett — Just the time when large fancy berries like 
Big Joe can command a handsome price on the 
market. To those who have not been successful 
*with Big Joe, we recommend Catskill. 

Some of the Outstanding Good Points About Big Joe 
Size — Large to very large berries. 
Color — Rich red, double green cap. 
Quality — Ranks with the best in flavor and shipping. 
Productiveness — Under favorable growing conditions very few vari. 

etiea its equal. 
Vigor — Strong grower on most all types of soil. At its best on 

clay or well drained, springy loam soil. 




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Complete Prices 
on Page 46 







EARLY TO Jl^idkea^on fruiting 
A BIG Momi^^aJzen for the 

NORTHERN GROWER 

Approved for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West 

Virginia, Illinois, Indiana. New York, and the 

New England States 

ABERDEEN, one of the most productive 
varieties in the strawberry world, ripens 
about one week later than Premier. Large fruit of 
bright, shiny red characterize this popular berry. Ber- 
ries mostly of a top shape having a beautiful green 
calyx that adds materially to its beauty. Aberdeen 
planted on any ordinary soil makes a fine fruiting 
row, and ranks with the best in plant growth. It is 
very solid, and an excellent shipper when gro^-n in 
the northern states. Many leading Horticulturists of 
the North rate Aberdeen ahead of all other varieties. 
One of the largest berry growers in New York State 
discovered that of 10 leading varieties fruiting on his 
farm. Aberdeen was the heaviest yielder. and brought 
highest prices. A grower in New Jersey advised us 
that Aberdeen averages better than 11.000 quarts per 
acre. A fair trial on any ordinary soil will convince 
you of Aberdeen's superiority. 



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E. W. TOWNSEND SOKS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



(DR. BURRILL) ^ 

MediumSafiify variety 

SENATOR DUNLAP (or as others call 
it — Dr. Burrill), one of the leading 
varieties for western states, has long been one of 
our popular favorites. We grow, annually, hundreds 
of thousands of this variety and always find our- 
selves sold out before the planting season is over. 
Mute testimony to the virtues of Senator Dunlap! 
The tremendous demand of our western trade 
speaks eloquently that Senator Dunlap is un- 
equalled in that territory. 

Vigorous Grower — Dunlap has a deep feeding habit 
and will withstand considerable amount of dry 
weather; more so than any other variety. For this 
reason it is well adapted to the Western States. It 
usually makes a good fruit bed under unfavorable 
growing conditions. 

Fruit is of good size and a beautiful bright red 
color, with plenty of gloss and very firm. It is a 
splendid shipper and of excellent quality when 
grown in the regions adapted to it. 

Productiveness — The Western Growers find Sen- 
ator Dunlap to be an exceptionally heavy yielder on 
their soils, and when properly fertilized matures 
practically a 100% crop of fancy fruit. 

• DUNLAP holds high honors in the West! 




TOWNSEND'S 
SELECT STRAIN I 
DUNLAP PLANTS 

Have Won a Reputation 
In the West for Heavy Yields 



Prolong Your Berry Season With 




famfy 



A FAVORITE 

EXTRA Jkte 
VARIETY 



TOWNSEND'S STRAIN OF CANDY 

FAR AHEAD OF OLD STRAIN 

IN YIELDS AND QUALITY 

IN THE early days of Gandy, just after it 
was originated in New Jersey several 
years ago, its production was not quite as good as 
has been expected. However, we soon remedied this 
situation by Townsend selection of our heaviest pro- 
ducing plants and using them for propagating stock. 
As a result, the productive capacity was more than 
doubled within a very short time. The news of our 
sensational success spread like wildfire and today our 
extensive planting of Gandy is one of the largest 
in the United States. The fruit has always been of 
good quality and now is really excellent. The quality, 
size and shipping qualities have always met with 
instantaneous success wherever Gandy has been in- 
troduced. Berries are of wonderful quality, large to 
extra-large in size; bright red with dark double 
green caps. Ripening usually takes place about two 
weeks after Premier and Dorsett. 

« Gentlemen: Barnstable County, Mass. 

Reserve for me 11,000 of your select strain 
Gandy plants. Will give shipping instructions later. 
I made more money from my Gandy planting last 
year than any other variety. Send Catalogue to 
Mr. W. Piquin. He saw my Gandy berries and wants 
some plants. M. GONSALVES. 



COMPLETE STRAWBERRY PLANT PRICES PAGE 46 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



15 



STANDS ALONE 




V-4e MOST PERFECT latu STRAWBERRY! 



Comparing Townking 
WITH OTHER LATE VARIETIES 

Annual Strawberry Report from Allegheny 

County Agriculture Extension 

Association of Pennsylvania 

The Lupton and Towaking are similar in 
most respects and each produce enormously 
large berries. Lupton is a poor plant maker 
which probably accounts for its standing. 
Townking surpassed Big Joe, Chesapeake, 
and Lupton in yield. Recommend Town- 
king for exceptionally large, late berries. 
GETS PREMIUM PRICES FOR 
TOWNKING 

Adams Co., Penna. 
I have grown practically all the late 
varieties of strawberries and consider Town- 
king far ahead of anything I ever grew. 
The fruit is attractive and my customers 
do not mind paying me a premium price 
for the berries, which always look attractive 
on the stand. 

JAMES OORDOX. 
6400 QUARTS FROM 6000 PLANTS 
Jefferson Co. , Ohio. 
The 6000 Townking plants fruited this 
year, and I don't believe there is a berr>- 
on the market to equal it. Picked over 
sixty-four hundred quarts from these plant- 
No trouble to get pick*>rs to pick Townk-ntr. 
Ouality good, and carries to market in first 
class shape. 

THOMAS HUNTER. 



ST ^^ TOWNKING stands alone — as the most perfect late straw- 
I berry! A strong, healthy grower, it produces a fine fruit- 
ing bed on a wide variety of soils and climatic conditions. Regardless 
of what section of the country you may live in, you know that a 
good, late fruiting berry is a profitable variety. Realizing this fact, 
we say with full knowledge of the importance of this claim, that 
Townking is the most profitable late variety on the market today! 
Premium prices are always paid for Townking, for its color, shape, 
size and appearance are all outstanding and attractive. From the 
Atlantic to the Pacific; and from Maine to Florida and Texas. Town- 
king has taken its rightful place as the King of all late berries. Give 
it a trial this year. 

• SOME OF THE OUTSTANDING POINTS OF TOWNKING 



Color — I^tra bright, rich red. 
Firmness — A good shipper for long-distant 
market. Stands up well after picking. 
\\'ill keep on vines several days after ripe. 
Quality — Superior to Lupton or Gandy, and 
equals Chesapeake. 



Productiveness — Stands at the top of the 
late variety list for yields. 
Growth — Makes gocxl fruiting beds under 
ordiiuir>' growing conditions. Foliage free 
fn'ui rust and of dark green color. 
Size — Large to extra large, making attrac- 
tive pack that appeals to buyer-. 



You can buy Townking from Townsends* Nurseries only. We guarantee 
that Townking will please you or money will be refunded. 



TOWNKING PRICES 
ON PACE 46 



COULD NOT ASK FOR A BETTER 
LATE BERRY 

Suffolk Co.. N. Y. 
Please enter my order for 9000 
Townking. In all my experience 
firowing strawberries I have never 
seen anytlnng like it. In si/o. color, 
and heavy yields. I could not want 
for a better late berry. 

W. TOMrivINS 



FINEST LATE BERRY HE EVER SAW 

W.ishiii;:tou Co.. Ohio. 
Find enclo.<od my cheek tor 11.000 Town- 
sends Select Strain Townking. Please ship at 
once. If I had to grow only one variety of 
strawberries it would be Townking. I get ri»'ld< 
far above any other late variety and au&ltty 
fruit that brings top of the market. It's the 
finest late lu rrv I ever .-au. 

F SHAW. 



• Our Customers recommend Townking as the best late variety. So do We. 



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E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



7 STRAWBERRY VARIETIES 




90% 

of Totol Florida 
Berry Acreage 
MISSIONARY! 



MISSIONARY 

Townsend's Selecf-Strain Stock 

Are New Ground Grown — Double inspected 

Townsend's Missionary is unquestionably 
the leading Southern Variety especially in 
the State of Florida. As introducers of this 
famous variety we have always taken pride 
in its achievements in the south. While 
it is a known fact that varieties (no mat- 
ter how good they are when introduced) 
can run down in yields and vitality over a 
period of years. Through our methods of 
plant selection and breeding for Heavier 
Yields, we have succeeded in growing even 
a better strain of High Yielding Missionary 
than originally introduced in 1906. drowers 
in the past have been buying on price. 
However they have come to realize that 
this is not always the best investment, and 
in all Southern States you will now find 
growers sticking to the Missionary Straia 
as grown by Townsends. 



All Leaders In Certain Sections 



T HAT we may furnish the berry growers of the coun- 
try the most selective list of varieties to be found 
anywhere, the following varieties are offered to com- 
plete our long list. They are well known to the growers 
in certain sections of the country, producing heavy 
yields of fine quality fruit. Most of them are considered 
to be the leading varieties in their respective section. 

BELLMAR (Early). Bellmar is recommended for the Southern 
States, including Texas, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. It ranks 
high as an early berry because of its bright, rich red appearance 
and heavy crops produced, even in dry regions. 

KLONDYKE (Early). This is an old variety being grown quite 
extensively now in North Carolina, South Carolina, Southern 
Illinois, Tennessee, and Alabama. The berries are very bright, 
round, firm, and an excellent shipper. TOWNSEND'S strain of 
KLONDYKE is being used by the largest associations in the 
SOUTH. 

POPULAR LATE VARIETIES 

LUPTON. A favorite late variety for New Jersey and Penna. 
Berries are large, attractive in appearance and an excellent ship- 
per. It is not as good a plant maker or producer as Town King; 
not as heavy producer as Chesapeake. If you have a trade that 
wants berries with a fancy appearance, Lupton will serve you 
well, although the eating quality is not as good as some of the 
other late varieties. 




FANCY JLcOte, BERRY for the 
NORTHERN and CENTRAL STATES 

For greatest return on the dollar invested, we believe that no 
other strawberry variety compares with Townsends' Select Strain 
Aroma. Large berry growing associations, whose familiarity with 
Aroma was already vast, have found our strain superior in quality 
to all others. Each year we grow millions of plants to supply 
the enormous Aroma demand by these organizations. If you have 
not tried this marvelous variety, we urge you to place your order 
with us now— we know you'll be amazed and pleased at the 
results ! 



WORLDS-WONDER 

• The largest berry grown — fruiting season late 

The greatest asset to World's Wonder is its size. We know of no 
other berry that will equal it in this respect. We have picked 
these berries out of our test plots, when nine berries filled a 
quart. Quality good, moderate firm and fairly productive, suitable 
for home use and nearby market. Our supply of this grand variety 
is limited, so if you are in need of a fancy, large berry, order early. 




Formerly known 

DEVELOPED BY 



J. 35 

ACR. COLLEGE 



At the New Jersey's State trial grounds, 
Pathfinder was selected as the outstanding 
variety. It is an enormous producer of large 
berries and of fine texture with a good 
shape. Makes vigorous plant growth and a 
good fruiting bed. Fruit is uniform in shape, 
time of ripening about same season as Dor- 
sett and Fairfax. Townsend's Strain of Path- 
finder has been propagated from the original 
strain, direct from New Jersey. We recom- 
mend that you give it a trial this year, we 
will reserve plants when your order is re- 
ceived and ship at proper planting time. 



CONN. AND MASS. REPORT EXCELLENT RESULTS WITH PATHFINDER 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



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(EXTRA EARLY) 



PLANT 
TOWNSEND'S ^ 

Double Inspected <^ ^^1 

State Certified 
BLAKEMORE 



i^ IDEAL C(nn.m£/tcUt£ BERRY 



THE BLAKEMORE, originated several years 
ago by the U. S. Department of Agricul- 
ture as a scientific cross between the 
Premier and Townsend's Missionary, has become one 
of the leading varieties throughout all states south of 
the Mason-Dixon line, extending even to Texas, Mis- 
souri, Arkansas, and Indiana, and in many instances 
replacing the Klondyke and Missionary. The Blake- 
mpre may also be safely grown in those sections of 
Pennsylvania and New Jersey where plant control is 
practiced, but for best results in these sections, the 
beds should be kept down to a maximum width of two 
feet. 

Shipping Qualities — Fruit of Blakemore is very firm and holds up 
well on long distance hauls. It will also withstand heavy rains 
while ripening on the vines, showing very little loss of fruit. 
Production — Produces 80% of its crop one week after first pick- 
ing, making it valuable to berry growers who need a heavy early 
producer to supply the early berry market in large quantities. 



Size — A uniform, medium to large fruit with a sprightly flavor, 
which has made it a leading canning and preserving variety. 
Vigorous Grower — Blakemore will make a heavy plant growth on 
practically any soil and its rich, dark green foliage stands up 
well above the berries. For an ideal early variety, we recommend 
Blakemore. 

BLAKEMORE— Minimum of Yellow Leaves! 

Burlington, Iowa, 
Gentlemen: August 12, 1942. 

The Blakemore strawberry plants you sent me this 
Spring are in fine condition, with a minimxim of plants 
with yellow leaves. Yours truly, 

J. M. McLaughlin. 

Note: The above testimonial letter speaks for itself 
in regards to Townsend's Select-Strain, practically free 
from yellow, Blakemore strawberry plants. 



SEE PACE 46 FOR PRICES ON YELLOW-FREE STRAIN BLAKEMORE 




HERE'S 



vijia£ 



VALUE IN 




Very often when filling daily 
orders we dig a slight surpb^s 
of various varieties. Since our 
business policy does not allow 
us to carry plants over to the 
following day, we are in a po- 
sition to sell these at a sacri- 
fice. The grower who is not 
especially particular about va- 
rieties can buy these plants 
at a sensational saving. Every 
plant is freshly dug, labelled 
and true to name. Because of 
these low prices, we regret 
that we cannot assume any 
responsibility for variety se- 
lection — please do not ask for 
particular varieties. 



EVERY BUNDLE OF SURPLUS 

PLANTS LABELLED AND OF 

APPROVED VARIETIES 



SURPLUS 
STRAWBERRY PLANT 

PRICES 

1000 Plonts $4.50 per 1000 
5000 Plants $4.00 per 1000 



PRICE LIST ON PAGE 46 

Shows Complefe Surplus 
Plant Prices 



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E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 




Ghje^MfisaJm 






TOWNSEND'S 
SELECT STRAIN 



are 
Vigorous Growers 

Several years ago when Chesa- 
peake was originated, it was 
noted to be a shy plant maker; 
)iowever through our method of 
"plant selection" we have built 
up the strain of this fine 
variety to such a hish degree 
of plant making quality that a 
good fruiting bed under ordi- 
narj- growing conditions is as- 
sured;- — -meaning larger yields 
and profits; as Chesapeake is a 
.sure cropper if weather condi- 
tioas are at all favorable. 

Townsend's Plant Farms have 
become headquarters for Soltct 
Strain Chesapeake of outstand- 
ing quality, and this year, as 
always, we have a .nice stock on 
hand to take care of your order 
regardless of wheth-jr it be for 
one hundred or cne million. 

All Plants Double Inspected 



DOMINATES THE Xxtl. VARIETIES i^ecattie 



A — Sure Cropper. 

B— Bright rich red color, 

C— Doesn't discolor after 

picking and retains 

bright red color for 

several days. 
D — Average size, 20 to 30 

berries to a quart. 



E —Exceptionally late and a good ship- 
per. 

F— Doesn't come into bearing until all 
the early varieties are practically 
through and extends berry season 
fully two weeks. 

G^Distinctly a high quality berry, which 
brings top market price. 



• LATE BERRIES BRING HIGHER PRICES 

IN sections where late berries command higher prices than 
early varieties, we recommend Chesapeake as a well-known 
profit -maker. In most sections Chesapeake begins to ripen three or 
four days after Townking. 

Best results can be obtained on rich loam or springy type soil, 
where Chesapeake produces excellent yields of fine, beautiful berries 
— attractive in size, color and 
shape. There is always a 
ready market for berries of 
this nature and good prices 
can easily be obtained. 

Enthusiastic growers 
throughout the Northern 
States, Illinois, Wisconsin, 
Ohio, West Virginia, North 
Carolina, Virginia, Indiana 
and Michigan report annually 
increasing demands for Chesa- 
peake. To meet these demands 
we constantly devote more and 
more acreage to this fine late 
variety. 

If a superior late fruiting va- 
riety is needed in your section 
be sure to order and set Chesa- 
peake — You'll be delighted with 
the results. 



HERE'S WHAT 
R. W. BRUBAKER THINKS 

'OF chesapemKE strawberries^ 

GENTLEMEN: Lancaster Co.. Pa. 

For twenty-five years I have used your 
Plants for setting my berry fields. The 
Chesapeake have always made me money. 
But I must say that your new Select-Strain 
Chesapeake, have been more than satisfac- 
tory. They make better fruiting beds — fruit 
is larger — more attractive — and certainly 
we have larger yields than ever before, 
making more profit per acre. After com- 
paring your Chesapeake with some 
others, and seeing them growing in 
your fields, you may be assured 
that Townsend will get all our 
plant orders from now on. 
Tours Sincerely, 
R. W. BRUBAKER 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 




XTRALATE has been developed 
by Townsends especially to 
meet the great demand for a straw- 
berry that would fruit after other varieties were 
through. The record compiled by Xtralate bears evi- 
dence to whether we have been successful in our de- 
velopment. For not only is this variety the latest stand- 
ard variety existent, but it has proved itself one of the 
latest and heaviest fruiting varieties on the market. 
Seven years testing on our trial grounds bear this out. 
Reduced prices on Xtralate now bring it within the 
reach of everyone— and we strongly urge you to try it. 
Thousands of satisfied growers have thrilled at the 
sight of this plant laden with choice fruit at harvest 
time — why not you? 

TOWNSENDS SELECT-STRAIN PLANTS 

ARE PREFERRED BY SUCCESSFUL 

FRUIT GROWERS 

RED STAR 

ANOTHER LATE VARIETY ORIGINATED 
BY U. S. DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURE 



By the same crossing of varie- 
ties which Starbright was origi- 
nated from (Fairfax & Chesa- 
peake). Red Star is a strong, 
healthy plant maker. Berries 
very large, attractive bright red 
when grown in moist soil, and 
well mulched. U.S.D.A. advises 
Red Star can be grown as far 
South as Virginia, as far west as 
Missouri, and all Northern 
States. We have an extra large 
planting of Red Star to fill your 
orders with this season. Order a 
few thousand today. 



.*T.r,. 



Cg „ ^ „ • /. 







"^NS^^ 



NO OTHER STANDARD VARIETY 
IS AS LATE AS ^XTRALATE" 

• COLOR— Rich, Bright Red 

• size:— ^Medium Large to Large 
© QUALITY— The Very Best 





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E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 




Preferred by Successful (j rowers 



SINCE strawberries are one of the first 
fruits to harvest in the Spring, they fruit 
at a time when the money derived from their sale can 
be used to carry on other farm programs. With our 
Select Strain plants and New Improved Varieties, the 
strawberry grower is in a better position than ever to 
capitalize on a natural demand — at a good profit. 

We have on file thousands of letters from growers 
reflecting the satisfaction and profits their strawberry 
fields give them. Indeed it is difficult to find a more 
lucrative profession. If you are not growing strawber- 
ries plan now to put in a small patch. We know you'll 
be pleased with the results obtained. If you desire any 
information whatever on strawberry culture — or if you 
would like to have our Complete Culture Guide on 
Strawberries — please do not hesitate to write. You'll 
find us anxious at all times to be of service. 




i '.^. &..^^J 


WM:: 


ii^^l 




^^^^^^;;i^^fc.:3l 


^^^^'' - ^^^^^teM.^. 



Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Haines of Oswego, New York and their 

fine field of Aberdeen and Chesapeake berry plants; Mr. 

Haines is a leading berry grower in Oswego County. 



Townsend's Select Strain strawberry plants growing 

on farm of Mr. A. H. Quigley, Hampshire County, 

Mass. 

ampshire Co. , Mass. 
DEAR SIRS: 

I have found your 
plants to be as 
hardy as any plants 
purchased in the 
North, I have never 
lost many plants 
bought of you, and 
those only from dry 
weather. I shall look 
no further than your 
firm for my source of 
supply, as they al- 
ways give me good 
yields and my cus- 
tomers tell me that 
my berries were the 
nicest and best fla- 
vored of any they 
bought last year. 

A. H. QUIGLEY. 



^oammuit^ 



Jected 
Plonts 



DEAR SIRS: Meigs County, Ohio 

I am enclosing a photograph of my field of 
Townsend's select strain plants. This field was 
set on April 7th and photo taken Aug. 11th same 
year. In all my experience growing strawberries 
I have never seen plants start off as quickly as 
these and make more rapid growth. You can 
rest assured that I will continue to order your 
plants, as they can not be beat. 
Sincerely yours, 

S. FOSTER 





GENTLEMEN: Jefferson County, New York 

I have been having wonderful success with 
your strawberry plants. The yields have been far 
beyond my expectations and fruit is of nice size. 
I contribute this to the fine quality plants you 
have been sending me, as they take root very 
rapidly after set and it's no trouble to get a good 
fruiting bed with such plants. The size of fruit 
and yields produced from these plants have 
amazed the strawberry growers in this section; 
and I feel confident that you will receive some 
nice orders from this section. Wishing you every 
success in your propagating methods of better 
plants, I remain. Sincerely yours, 
.t^-mm. R. ARCHER 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



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SELECTIVE LIST 

GIANT HYBRID 

BLUEBERRIES 

Hybrid Blueberry Plant in Bearing 

THE graduaUy diminishing supply of blueberries yields— Quite a little depends 9n varieties and proper 
in Inttpr vpnr<; ha<; rrpntpd a g^rpflfpr intprpst in soil and cultivation as determining yields. Under good 
fi, ^^^^KUnfc ^f il^v^^H^^ tifl Hinoiprr.7 Lh soil and good business management one-third of an acre 
the possibihties of improving the blueberry and ^^ seven year old plants yielded at the rate of 96 bush- 
growing It under cultivation. In 1908 Dr. F. V. els per acre. Fruit sold for a little over $10.00 per bush- 
Covill of U. S. Department of Agriculture became el. The next year this same acre yielded at the rate of 
interested in this work and his efforts in the de- 117 bushels per acre. Gross receipts: $1,280 per acre, 
termining soil requirements and in breeding and time to plant— To insure plants getting off to a 
selecting varieties of . unusually large size have l^jSj^-'d'se^as so°onTs%^^^^^^^^^ 
been of great value m developing the cultivated fhe southern states and mid-western states October 
blueberries. Various State Experimental Stations and November plantings can be made, 
have taken up the work and are making rapid fruiting age — Commercial planters usually set 
progress. The improvement over the wild blue- strong one-year plants. Under proper culUvation these 
t^^^i^rT v.r.r. u^^v, r.,,^v, ^^ i- r. ^ r.^n- 4-v,« v^iov,4-4v,^ ^v, producB somc fruit the second summer after set. The 
berries has been such as to merit the plantmg on two-year plants if set in the spring will fruit the sec- 
a commercial scale. They are also being grown ond summer, and three-year old plants have been 
successfully by the market gardener and are being known to set fruit the first year if no great amount 
planted throughout the country for home use. of check in transplanting takes place. The size of 
ThP varipfips that wp arp nfFprina arp all intro- plants has a great deal to do with the amount of 
ine varieties mat we are onermg are an iniro- ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ transplanted. However, this has 
ductions made by the Department of Agriculture ^q bearing on the amount of fruit produced from 
and cover the season from early to late. plants after they have been set at least two full years. 

Selective List New-Better Varieties Giant Blueberries 

• CABOT (Season Early) • RUBEL (Large Mid-Season Variety) 

Cabot is an early variety, for many years the earliest of This variety ripens about two weeks later than Cabot, 

the named varieties and has been planted very exten- The bush is an upright grower, very vigorous, hardy and 

sively by blueberry growers. It is slightly acid, fruit of productive. Fruit is medium large of a light blue, very 

attractive purple color, of an unusually large size. firm; can be shipped long distance. Some of the largest 

^^Ki^^nr^ /kj'j \ Blueberry plantings in New Jersey have a good propor- 

• CONCORD (MidseaSOn) tlon of their plantings to this variety. The quality is 
The Concord blueberry was so named because of its considered to be fairly good, although somewhat acid, 
large clusters of berries, which, all ripe at the same From the standpoint of growth, yields and other char- 
time, resemble clusters of Concord grapes. Concord acteristics this variety can be classed almost ideal, 
berries are delicious when they are allowed to remain irBcrv /c i \ 

on the bush until fully ripe and have lost the excessive JcRdCT (SeaSOn Late) 

acidity they possess when they first turn blue. Con- The berries of Jersey are large to extra large and, until 

cord is a mid-season variety, ripening at about the dead ripe, too acid for the taste of most persons. It is 

same time as Pioneer. a good shipping berry and one which stands up well in 

.^DIOKICCD tKA'J \ transit. It is considered by commercial growers to be 

• riUr>ICCK IMldSeaSOn; one of the leading late varieties. Jersey is of remark- 
Pioneer was so designated because it was the first ably robust growth and makes an attractive ornamental 
named variety developed as a result of blueberry breed- plant when grown in the home garden. 

ing. Its berries are of light blue color, sweet, of excel- 
lent fiavor, and when fully ripe are without acidity. ^ DPir^CC A 
We recommend Pioneer for a fine mid-season variety. ^ r IMv»Cj ^ 

• RANCOCAS (Medium Early) ■^°^'i"*';!.° ^^^.l^lII'liJ'^'^"^ 

Rancocas is a second-early variety, ripening its berries GIANT BLUEBERRIES 

later than Cabot and earlier than Pioneer. The original 3 to 9 10 to 29 30to lOO 

bush bore berries up to 18 mm in diameter. Berries in Piant« Pi;.nf« p r«t« pi^^VT 

commercial plantations sometimes exceed 19 mm. Ran- ^'|" h ^c" ,! r^"l riu 

cocas tends to the production of heavy crops on young , „_ a g :„ en 40 en ac en an en jc 

and healthy bushes, so heavy indeed that unusual care \ Vr' 7 12 in 7? II lo aI 

must be taken to prune the bushes severely in order to a l,' 1? is i« 100 r^ 70 '11 

insure a good crop in the following year. The leaves of 1 ;!' io'll " ]cq ,30 11? 100 

Rancocas have finely toothed margins. The berries have '» yr. is-z^ m 1.50 1.30 1.15 i.OO 

a small, dry scar and are very easily picked. • Larger Quantity — Write for Special Quototions 

• Blueberry culture bulletin mailed free on request 



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E. W. TOWNSENP SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



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Ml. H IS sail, Salisbury, Maryland, hold- 
ing a 30 pt. crate of Mastodons. These 
berries sold for 26c a qt. on New York 
Market. Photo taken October 16th. 



43 acre field of Townsend Select Strain Heavy Yielding Mastodon. 

Photo taken on our farms 9 weeks after set. Note vigorous growth. 

and uniform fruiting beds. All True-Blue Stock. 

NEW GEM Excellent Quality 

FALLBEARING 

A heavy fruiting, big, rich, red berry of very fine flavor and 
quality. It does exceptionally well in all the Northern States 
and as far West as Missouri. It seems to be a good producer 
in most any type of soils; and at its best on rich loam. Gem 
is a little better plant maker than the Mastodon, therefore, 
would suggest putting the plants a little farther apart in 
the row, about 16 inches is a good distance. Gem is also a 
very valuable variety for its spring crop. It produces a nice 
crop about the same time as the midseason varieties do. 
We grow several acres on our farms for their berries and 
like Gem very much. This season we picked Gem as late 
as November the 14th, and noticed quite a few green berries 
and blossoms on the plants. It surely will give you a long 
fruiting season and it takes a mighty cold freeze to stop 
them. 

Every Home Garden Should Have Fallbearing 

Fallbearing Strawberries require very little space to grow them to 
perfection. Just space plants 12 inches apart in rows 12 inches 
wide and you can hardly realize how many berries can be picked 
from one of our garden collections. The women folks are planting 
fallbearing in their garden instead of short crop vegetables. 
They are furnishing the table with fresh delicious berries on a 
small investment. 

Our Service Department has a free Bulletin on Growing Fallbear- 
ing Strawberries. A copy will be glady sent you on request. 



"D^n^' M ASTO DON 



iSee Color Photo — on Back Cover) 

The Mastodon is one of the largest and most popular of all 
fall-bearing varieties. The color of this large berry is of bright 
rich red, has a nice large green cap which accounts for its 
attractive appearance that is admired by all who see it. Tex- 
ture of the berry is good and stands up well after picking. 
Customers write us that they have averaged one quart of 
berries from each plant. While others write us they made 
as high as $450.00 from a garden plot. 

FALL— SPRING LARGE GARDEN 
Collecfion "A" Collection "B" 

50 MASTODON 100 NEW GEM 

50 TOWNKINC 100 DORSET! 







jOU) 



Return lob( 
»ind onvrhi 



100 

Select Plants 



$1-35 



200 Select 
Plants Only 



$2-25 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



23 




St4?AUJ-B€-R^^H 



GARDENS 

GROW Fresh "DELICIOUS" STRAW- 
BERRIES IN YOUR OWN GARDEN 



MAKE it a point this year to have a strawberry 
patch in your own garden. You'll find it a 
continued source of pleasure and profit at an 
investment of little money and time. Pies, canning, 
jams, and cereals will become a pleasure when you can 
pick your own luscious berries, direct in your own 
garden! These delicious berries require very little space 
and will grow in corners of your garden, along property 
lines, or in small or large garden plots. And you will 
be surprised at how many quarts of berries you can 
pick from a small planting. Mr. Ben Stanton of Wyom- 
ing County, Pa., writes us that he picked 420 quarts 
from his garden of big berries. Mrs. R. Walker of 




Penobscot County, Maine, picked 183 quarts from her 
All Season Gardens, while Mrs. Gene Arnold, Wayne 
County, New York, canned 67 quarts and sold over 
$30.00 worth from a $2.00 investment! Wherever you 
may live you will find a "Big Bargain" Garden, collec- 
tion on this page to fit any garden needs. Why not 
order one or more of these garden collections NOW. 
and have us make shipment at your proper planting 
time? 

VICTORY GARDEN SPECIALS 



GARDEN 

This garden will furnish 
the average family with 
rich red, delicious berries 
from early in the season 
to late fall. 



25 
25 
25 
25 


Premier 
Catskiir 
Townking 
Gem- Everbear- 


00 


ing 
Plants 




SPECIAL 


$1.2i 


CATALOG 
VALUE $2.00 




@ 



ONLY 



Garden or Big Berries 

This garden will yield extra large berries 
of the very best quality and plenty of 
them from early season to late. 

100 Dorsett (Early) 
100 Premier (Early) 
100 Big Joe (Midseason) 
100 Townking (Late) 

400 Plants 3*^^ 

CATALOG VALUE $4.80 



GARDEN 

Be the First in Your 

Neighborhood to Pick 

Ripe Strawberries 

Here's four of the greatest 
yielding, early fruiting varie- 
ties ever introduced. The qual- 
ity of fruit is of the best and 
all strong vigorous growers, 
that have proven a success in 
practically all states. Set this 
Garden and have the first ber- 
ries in your section. 

250 Fairfax 

250 Dorsetf 

250 Blakemore 

250 Premier all for 

1000 Plants^S-^^ 

CATALOG VALUE $8.60 



TOWNSEND^ OWN Selection GARDEN 




Our selection will have a cata- 
log value of $4.80 or more and 
contain best varieties suitable 
for your section. 
100 Best Extra Early 
100 Best Early 
100 Best Midseason 
100 Best Late 
100 Best Very Late 

500 Plants 



Sa 



$^.85 



3 

I Vol 



Catalog voiiie 
$5.55 or More 







SPARE TIME GARDEN 

With little attention you can 
realize a nice profit from this 
garden, should pick at least 
1000 quarts. 

200 PREMIER 

200 DORSETT 

200 FAIRFAX 

200 TOWNKING 

100 XTRALATE 

900 PLANTS 



Cf^ $6-45 



Catalog Value 
$9.45 




• PLEASE ORDER STRAWBERRY GARDENS BY NUMBER ^ 




E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



A bundle of 
Cumberland. 
Note heavy 
canes and * C^ 

fibrous roots. I^ 




FRUIT GROWERS 



♦ ♦ ♦ 



in 48 States 
Set Townsends Se/ect Strain 

RASPBCRRV PLAHTS 

IN 1942 




A fine block of Townsend's Certified Cumberland that averaged 5,300 
pints of berries first year's crop. Get good plants. Treat them right and 
profitable yields will be yours. 

BUY STATE CERTIFIED DOUBLE |t D A VCf 

INSPECTED RASPBERRY PLANTS ■ ■ rMiai 

Heavier yields and bigger profits are a sure thing for the rasp- 
berry grower who invests in a patch of Townsend's Select Strain 
certified plants. We leave no stone unturned to grow plants that 
are worthy of the Townsend's reputation for excellence. Our propa- 
gating field is set in proper soil to produce a well balanced plant 
with vigorous root system and grown under the supervis-ion of a 
specialist on raspberries. They are carefully watched during the 
growing season for any kind of disease that might appear. Twice 
a year State Inspectors visit our plantings and carefully inspect 
all growing plants. Townsend's plants come to you doubly inspected 
and carry with them a certified seal pronouncing them free from 
mosaic and other injurious disease. 

Because of this conscientious thorough method of 
disease-prevention, growers in forty-eight states set 
Townsend's Raspberry plants last year. Realizing that 
the one sure method of stepping up their yields was 
to purchase plants which have been grown right, prop- 
erly packed, and delivered to them in a fresh growing 
condition We feel sure that with normal care after 
planting that Townsend's Select Strain certified rasp- 
berry plants will practically double your yields whereby 
cutting cost of production and increasing profits. 

A raspberry planting is good for several years, don't 
gamble on your planting stock, get the best plants 
obtainable. They will cost you less in the long run. 
You will find our prices reasonable and we know 
you will be pleased with the plants we send you. 

COMPLETE PRICES ALL VARIETIES 
RASPBERRIES ON PAGE 47 




oPorCt 

OVE(\L00K 




.4 field double inspected certified Latham 1 year after set 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



25 



BLACK RASPBERRIES 

Double Inspected-State Certified 

Refer To Page 47 For Complete Prices All Varieties Raspberry Plants 



NEW LOGAN 




A GOOD Black Raspberry patch is one of the most profitable 
of farm crops — providing you have strong, healthy canes 
capable of maturing a large crop of berries! Our select strain certified 
raspberry plants are beyond doubt the finest obtainable — and will lead the 
field in their respective sections. These plants are definitely superior in 
quality and the greatest bargains ever offered! 

Diseased and run out fields average only from 400 to 800 quarts per acre 
—while strong, disease-free plants will yield from 1600 to 3000 quarts per 
acre. You can see from these figures how much more in dollars and cents 
it will mean to you if you invest in Townsend's Select Strain Certified 
plants. Place your orders now — we'll ship when you're ready to set. 



NEW LOGAN 



A new black raspberry, famous for 
two noteworthy characteristics: It ripens 
about a week earlier than the Cumber- 
land, and is extraordinarily resistant 
to virus diseases. These fine quality 
berries are of good size, grow vigorously, 
and produce extremely well. The New 
Logan is a favorite in both the North 
and Central States, and is one of the 
best of the early varieties. 



COLUMBIAN 



PURPLE 

The leader in the field of purple com- 
mercial varieties, its firm, dark purple 
berries are tangibly flavored. A vigor- 
ous and exceptionaly productive grow- 
er, especially popular in the states of 
New York, Pennsylvania, West Vir- 
ginia, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Con- 
necticut. 



PLUM FARMER 

Considered by experienced, large growers 
in New York, Pennsylvania, and New 
England States to be the best early 
black cap variety for that territory. A 
strong, vigorous, upright grower that 
is very productive, with good quality, 
medium to large, excpptionally juicy 
fruit. Because it ripens its fruit very 
quickly, the bulk of the crop is re- 
moved in four or five pickings. 



SODUS PURPLE 



Produces some of the most beautiful, 
largest purple berries we've ever seen. 
Sodus berries do not crumble, but 
cling to the branch long after ripening. 
Its delicious flavor and beautiful tex- 
ture makes it a top seller to canners. 
Plants are vigorous growers, very hardy 
and extremely productive. Entirely free 
of mosaic. 



CUMBERLAND 

The outstanding leader among black raspberries— 
the most widely planted variety grown today! Cum- 
berland is unsurpassed by any other black raspberry 
In both hardiness and productiveness. The large, 
sweet flavorful fruit is very firm and can be safely 
shipped a long distance in spite of its size. The 
bushes are vigorous, being very capable of support- 
ing their large crop of fruit. The ripening season 
extends from mid-season to late. For those custom- 
ers looking for a fine quality, profitable black rasp- 
berry, we highly recommend Cumberland. We have 
a nice stock of Certified Cumberland plants this 
7ear at reasonable prices, and are confident of the 
ane results you will obtain from this fruit. For 
a. continuous fruit crop covering a long period, plant 
Cumberland and Logan. 



Turn to page 31 for 
prices on "Bearing-Age" 
plants that will fruit 
this summer in your 
Dwn garden. 



CpBERLflnPl 

sup^Qiuiuai 7 



PLANT A "VICTORY 




THIS YEAR 



Here are two fine Raspberry Gardens which we 
have selected for home plantings. The plants 
are our best grade of 1 year #1 size and priced 
to save you money. 



25 Cumberland 

25 Columbian Purple 

25 Logan 

25 Sodus 



FOR 



$3.86 



2 Collections of 

above $6.85 



25 Cumberland Black 

25 Logan Black 

25 Plum Farmer Black 

25 New Chief Red 

25 Latham Red 

25 St. Regis Red 

SPECIAL If ^ ^ ^ 
OFFER $4.15 

2 Collections of 
obove $7.80 




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E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 




ndian Summer 



RASPBERRIES 

FRUITS CONTINUOUSLY FROM 
EARLY SUMMER UNTIL LATE FALL 




DELICIOUS FLAVOR— EASY TO CROW 



THE fallbearing raspberry is not a novelty by any means. The commercial grower realizes the value 
of the early spring crop produced, also the advantage in having berries all summer and fall. Mar- 
ket gardeners having a roadside market or local trade will find this class of raspberries to be profitable. 
For the home garden they are ideal. Plants are hardy, vigorous growers. One-year plants set in spring 
fruit following summer, until fall. A planting is good for three to five years. We offer here three of 
the heaviest yielding varieties. All plants double inspected and state certified. 




s»^, 



A fine new fall- 
bearing recently 
introduced by 
New York State Agri- 
cultural College. Fruit is 
large and of good quality. Produces 
a heavy crop of fruit out of season and 
is a wonderful cropper in early spring. From 
past tests this variety is one of the best fallbearing 
on the market, for commercial or home plantings. 



CATHERINE, a large berry of fine quality, 
fruiting persistently from early summer until 
late fall. Fruits a heavy spring crop. 

ST. RECIS. A fallbearing variety well known to 
all commercial growers. A heavy producer in 
spring. Pall fruit is of large size, good quality, and 
brings top prices on the market. 



SPECIAL 

HOME PLANTING OFFER 
12 Indian Summer — 12 Katherine 

ALL FOR $1.00 



2 Outstanding New Reds 




MARCY* 

The largest raspberry grown by the 
New York Experimental Station. Long, 
conic shaped, moderately firm and thick 
flesh makes this variety an excellent 
shipper. Plants are tall and hardy with 
stalky canes that hold fruit well. Test 
shows Marcy to be the biggest of all 
leading varieties. 



SPECIAL VICTORY OFFER 

12 LATHAM d»- ^^ 

12 TAYLOR ^l.OO 

24 Selecfr Plants for 



TAYLOR 



TAYLOR* 



Has a record of 10 years 
New York Exper. Stat, suc- 
cessful testing. Large size, 
new oblong shaped berries 
of snappy, luscious flavor. 
Holds to plant well — no 
crumbling. Rigid tree-like 
canes. You can depend on 
Taylor for heavy yields of 
beautiful fruit and for 
greater profits. 



Don't miss out on the above varieties for your "Victory Garden" prices on page 47. 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



27 







IT'S easy lo ot enthusiastic 
about Latham because it is 
the finest looking berry on the market 
— and because it produces more ber- 
ries to the acre than any other vari- 
ety <and does so with the least 
amount of careK This KING 
of all raspberries will mean 
Real Profits for you. Town- 
send's Select Strain Latham 
yields large, luscious rich red 
fruit — so appetizing in its ap- 
pearance and flavor that it 
meets with instant approval! 
Commercial growers average 
over $1,000 per acre of plants. 
Latham, which is entirely free 
of mosaic, more than meas- 
ures up to the most exacting 
standards, producing firm 
fruit that is excellent for long 
distance shipping. Order some 
Townsend's Latham— you'll be 
pleased with your success, 
whether you raise to sell or to 
serve' 



PRICES ALL VARIETIES 
RASPBERRIES ON PAGE 47 



mmwm 

VEN though introduced only 
a few years ago, Newburgh 
has met with instantaneous 
success since its origination by 
the New York State Agriculture Ex- 
periment Station. Newburgh berries, 
which are attractive and excellent for 
shipping, cling to the branch long af- 
ter ripening — do not crumble. New- 
burgh has been successfully grown in 
all sections, although we re- 
commend it especially for the 
extreme Northern States where 
severe winters have ruined sev- 
eral other varieties. Newburgh 
is a vigorous grower, is very 
hardy and robust, and pro- 
duces beautifully. 



iiu. tcvuujfit 






Absolutely Hardy — Easy to Crow 



CHIEF, the earliest raspberry of all. 
is the only real rival to Latham. 
It was selected from a planting of 4,000 
Latham seedlings by the Minnesota State 
Breeding Farm, and has become the best 
early red for general planting, surpassing 
all others. The fruit, while not quite as 
large as Latham, is extremely hardy, firm, 
bright red in color, practically immune from 
mosaic and mildew, keeps and ships well, 
and is an unusually heavy producer. Its 
brilliant coloring and appealing fiavor, to- 
gether with its early ripening, makes Chief 
a good money maker for the commercial 
grower, and the home gardener as well. 



READY FOR MARKET 
WHEN PRICES ARE 
HICHEST 




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E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 





SELECT "^^5!^^:^ STRAIN 

BLACKBERRIES 

• All Grown from Roof Cuttings 

THE SAME high standard that we have set for our straw- 
berry plants is duplicated in our blackberry plants, 
which transplant very easily and produce larger canes 
and superior fruit than the average nursery grown plants. They are 
grown from strong root cuttings, because we know that this method 
of propagating is far superior to sucker plants, making a much more 
fibrous rooted plant than sucker plants and grow off much quicker 
after setting. During the first year, the varieties listed on this page 
grow mostly on the ground, but after the first crop, grow upright, 
standing in bunches, obtaining a height of 4 to 6 feet. One planting 
will last you several years, and while we sell several hundred thou- 
sand plants to commercial growers each year, we believe that every 
home garden should contain a few of these easily grown plants, as 
they will furnish plenty of big, rich-flavored, Juicy berries for making delicious 
cobblers, wines, jams and jellies. Prices all varieties blackberries page 47 



eedm^ 



4XC 



HE MOST WIDELY 
PLANTED OF ALL 
BLACKBERRIES 



Eldorado, the most widely planted blackberry on the market, is of fine quality 
with glossy, black berries and very little core, and is unexcelled for making 
jams, jellies, and pies. Because of its hardiness, it does well in the extreme 
North. You can depend on Eldorado to give you satisfaction as a midseason 
to late variety. 




NEW ALFRED BLACKBERRY 

LARGE, SWEET AND 
A HEAVY PRODUCER 

A recently introduced, sweet, juicy, ex- 
tremely large berry, coreless and practically 
free from seeds. Alfred is grown through- 
out the Northwestern States, and is heavily 
planted in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, 
Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania. For 
a fine midseason variety we recommend 
Alfred. 



For 

PRICES 

BEARING 

AGE 

Blackberries 

SEE PAGE 

31 



Heavy Yielding 
Blackberry 



BLOWERS 

The blowers has proven to be a very profit- 
able blackberry, especially for the Northern 
States; quality is good; heavy producer; 
and a very vigorous grower. 



EARLY HARVEST 



Earliest of all 
Blackberries 



GOOSEBERRIES 



Selected List Best Paying 
Varieties 



WRITE FOR PRICES ON 
LARGER LOTS THAN QUOTED 



One of the earliest ripening — ^most productive 
of the early varieties. Fruit very firm, mediiim 
large. Growth vigorous and canes hardy. For 
a very early blackberry, plant Early Harvest. 

APPROVED 
VARIETIES 



CURRANTS 



2 Year Plants 

GOOSEBERRY PRICES 

40c Each 

6 to 10 plants 35c each 

11 to 50 plants 30c each 



DOWNING. A large, hand- 
some, pale green berry of 
splendid quality. Fine for 
both cooking and table use, 
its plant is strong and usual- 
ly free from mildew. 
RED JACKET. Most mildew 
free of all leading varieties. 
A large, smooth, fine flavored 
red fruit, produced in great 
abundance. 

POORMAN. Largest, healthi- 
est and most vigorous grower 
— exceedingly productive. 
Fruit large, red. very attrac- 
tive. 




Any ¥oriefi«s listed 
on this 




Calleefloiis obove 
for $1.19 



2 Year Plants 

CURRANT PRICES 

40c Each 

6 to 10 plants 35c each 

11 to 50 plants 30c each 



CHERRY. Large berries on short clusters; a robust 
fruitful variety. The vigorous, stocky .bushes pro- 
duce large quantities of bright red fruit with thm 
skins and remarkably fine flavor. 
RED CROSS. Large, red, fine. Very productive and 
of extra high quality. Rich, mild, sub-acid. 
RED LAKE. This variety is of recent introduction 
and is considered to be on© of the largest ciurants 
grown. Color rich red, fruit solid and of good flavor. 
WILDER. Bunch and berries very large, bright, at- 
tractive red color, even when dead ripe. Flavor not 
too acid and fruit continues on bush for qmte a 
T!)€riod 

PERFECTION. Beautiful, bright red, holding its 
large size to end of bunch. Easy to pick — a superior 
bearer — ^less acid and of better quality than any 
other large currant. „ . . t.-^ ,,-,., 

WHITE GRAPE. Very large, yellowish white. Mild 
acid flavor. Extremely valuable for table use. 

BEARING AGE SIZE CURRANTS 

Fruits Same Year Planted 

Prices— Each $0.50c, Three $1.35, Six $2.35, 

Twelve $4.25, Twenty-five $7.75 



Culture Directions on Gooseberries, Curronfs and Blockberries moiled FREE on request 



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M* ♦• 







*•■#* 

;..#^- . 







NEW BOYSENBERRy 

HARDY, QUICK GROWER— HEAVY Yl ELDER 
• Profitable FOR COMMERCIAL OR HOME PLANTING 



Actual 
Size 



For certain success and greater profits 
be sure to include Boysenberries In your 
plantings. It is an established fact that 
Boysenberry brings prices from 30% to 
50% higher than Youngberry and other 
blackberry varieties. The tremendous 
yields and higher prices will cut down 
your cost of production considerably 
and give you an excellent crop of lus- 
cious, large, attractive berries. 

Our experience has shown that Boy- 
senberry is perfectly hardy. Commer- 
cial growers share with home gardeners 
their delight in the admirable qual- 
ities of both its plant and fruit. Lead- 
ing horticulturists say "plant a row 
of Boysenberry and it will be the pride 
of your garden." We say "order early 
— plants are limited." 

PRICES BOYSENBERRY 



• A NEW DEWBERRY 

By Far the Largest and Heaviest Pro- 
ducing Berry of the Blackberry 
or Dewberry Family 

# Berries measure 2 inches in 
length 

# Averages 35 berries per quart 
box 

• 2200 pints picked from 100 2- 
year-old plants 

• Gross returns from one acre 
$1760.00. 



Don't Miss 

This Special 

Boijsenberrij 

Garden Offer 



BOTisENBERRY 
TOfJNGBERRT 
i NBCTARBERRT 

M Strons 1 yr. 
Special Price^ 
2 CoOeeti 




PLANTS ON PAGE 4; 



DEWBERRIES 



Victory Garden 



COMPLETE CULTURE DIREC- 
TIONS FREE ON REQUEST 



THE DEWBERRY is a trailing blackberry and a little less hardy. It is 
grown on a large commercial scale in the central and southern states. 
With the introduction of the Youngberry and Boysenberry, and Nectar- 
berry varieties, which are hardier than the Lucretia, the planting sections 
of the Dewberry have been advanced some two hundred miles north, and 
growers now are reporting good results as far north as Rhode Island and 
Western New York. Dewberries ripen earlier than Blackberries, are much 
larger, and have a very fine flavor. We consider the dewberry an ideal 
addition to the home garden. They are becoming very popular on the 
market. On account of the texture of the Dewberry it should be placed 
on the market soon after picking and long hauls be avoided. Unless 
weather is cool and favorable for such trips, they should not be picked 
when dew is on or when fruit is damp. 
LUCRETIA. Exceptionally hardy vines that may be successfully planted in the 

^.„ -„ -H . ^ Northern States, also grown on large scale 

4 in the South — large, firm, juicy fruit. 

NEW-THORNLESS BOYSENBERRY. If you 
are troubled with the thorns when picking 
some of your dewberries we suggest this 
grand new thornless variety. This berry 
bears the same description, as its parent, 
which we describe at top of this page, only 
it's thornless. 



^•VC. 







YOUNGBERRY. The Youngberrv, a trailing 

variety of the Dewberry family, has buUt up NEW NECT.ARBERRY 

for itself a reputation for size and eating qualities, which make it highly prized 
by growers everywhere. For sheer productivity and high market prices. It's tops. 
For the home gardener, the Youngberry offers real pleasure from a small Invest- 
ment. 

NEW— ACME THORNLESS YOUNGBERRY (Patented Plant Patent ir4). The only 
strain of Youngberry without thorns. The Thornless is equally as productive as 
the parent thorny type — in some cases has exceeded it, matures fruit few days 
earlier and continues its season slightly longer, foliage vigorous. It^ outstanding 
point Is in the fact that no thorns appear on this variety, making picking verv 



TOUNGBERRY (Dewberry) 



NEW— NECTARBERRY. This variety of dewberry has proven hardy under drought 
and cold, being grown in New York without winter injury. Fruit is little larger 
than Boysenberry. is of fine flavor. Ripens about two weeks later than Young- 
berry, thereby extending fruiting season of the dewberry. A fine flavored variety, 
very productive, valuable for market gardeners and home plantings. 

COMPLETE PRICES DEWBERRIES ON PAGE 47 



30 



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BI06ER\ YTR An««' VARIETIFV^f rTE 



Her« arc •igfit naw frapcf ttiaf hav* l»««n spprovatf tiy 
Townsends' for their early frwifinff haibits, Kaavy ylaidf 
and Quatity frifit. They arc th« he<t ef fht new, «»id #l( 
Mr# o# vacant introduction. 






j; •CACO (Red). A large, red, 
'^' fine-flavored grape which 
holds friut well after ripen- 
ing. 
• CHAMPAGNE (Amber). A delici- 
ously flavored amber colored grape, 
producing large, compact bunches 
of fruit. The strong growing vine 
yields fruit at an early age. Cham- 
pagne is one of the best varieties on 
our list. 
fREDONIA (Black). A very attractive, | 
early-ripening variety with large, sweet, 1 
juicy berries. Its bunches are large and 
compact. 

• EVERY "VICTORY GARDEN" 
NEEDS SOME GRAPE VINES. OR- 
DER YOUR VINES TODAY. For 
Bearing Age Vines see Prices on 
Page 31. 
ONTARIO (White). An exceptionally hardy, 
very productive, vigorous grower which 
ripens a few days after Portland. Its berries 
are an excellent blending of acid and sugar, 
hence the taste is sprightly, yet sweet. 

• PORTLAND (White), Ripens earlier than any other 
known grape. Its large, beautiful yellow-colored 
(like Niagara) berries contain so much sugar that 
they can be eaten long before they are fully ripe. 

• SHERIDAN (Black). A late, bluish-black, large size 
grape, more attractive than Concord, Sheridan pro- 
duces large, handsome, compact clusters and is a 
very vigorous grower and heavy yielder. A most 
valuable new variety for home or commercial 
plantings. 

• URBANA (Red). The flavor and quality equals that of the 
best European grapes; very sweet and juicy fruit; season late. 



[§' 



GRAPES ^ 



NEW 
CACO 

LEADING 

STANDARD 

VARIETIES OF 

• BETA (Black). An early, vigorous growing, hardy, 
medium-sized grape, growing in large, compact 
bunches. A tremendously productive variety, grown 
extensively in the Northern States. 

• CONCORD (Black). The most extensively planted 
black grape. Bunches are compact and of excellent 
quality, ripening midseason to late. As a commercial 
variety, Townsend's winter-hardened Concord stands 
supreme; while the home gardener in any section 
of the country will find that it brings excellent 
results. 

•CATAWBA (Red). A late ripening, large, firm, very 
sweet, copper-red colored fruit, used extensively for 
making wine. 



IM£W 

PORTLAND 



OUTSTANDING FOR 
YIELDS' QUALITY! 

DELAWARE (Red). An excellent quality, early 
ripening, large, sweet, juicy, amber-colored variety 
with hardy, productive vines. 

• MOORE'S EARLY (Black). A seedling of Concord 
which ripens two weeks earlier; a heavy producer 
of excellent quality large, black fruit, it is planted 
extensively by commercial planters. 

• NIAGARA (White). One of the largest white grapes, 
deliciously flavored, its handsome compact bunches 
ripen with Concord. 

• WORDEN (Black). A very popular bluish-black ex- 
cellently flavored, hardy growing grape whose large, 
compact bunches ripen two weeks earlier than 
Concord. 



GRAPES FOR 
ARBOR PLANTINGS 




,/ GRAPE OFFERSp.,HroR.PEs 

FOR ORNAMENTAL EFFECT 

ALL 2-YEAR SELECT VINES! 




1 Fredonia, Black 
1 Caco, Red 
1 Champagne, Amber 
1 Moore's Early Black 
1 Niagara, White 
1 Catawba, Red 
1 Worden, Black 
1 Concord, Black 



8 

Select 
Vines 
All for 

$1.65 



2 COLLECTIONS 

$2.70 



18 



2 Champagne, Amber 
2 Caco, Red 
Select 2 Fredonia, Black 
Vines 2 Ontario, White 
for 2 Portland, White 
2 Sheridan, Black 
Concord, Black 
Moore's Early 
Catawba, Red 



?3.4^ 



2 COLLECTIONS 



$6.15 




CRAPE VINE PRICES 0^4 PACE 47 



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31 



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^^ t/etv7v^e/njd/A 



PICK FRUIT THE 



^i^ 



YEAR! 



Bearing age plants are selected one year grade when transplanted into our 
nursery rows. Here we grow them a full year under ideal growing conditions, 
taking full advantage of our twenty-acre irrigation system. In order that we 
can supply our customers with a well balanced plant plenty of humus is added 
to the soil before setting. Careful cultivation and pruning is made throughout 
the season. We further protect plants by tieing them into bundles the full 
length of cane, wrapping them carefully that they may reach customers in per- 
fect condition. Although the cost of these plants is slightly higher than our 
one year select stock, the amount of fruit that can be picked from them the 
first year will more than pay for the difference in price. 



VICTORY GARDENS" 



BEARING ACE 
CRAPE COLLECTION 

New Caco. Red. 
New Portland. White 
New Sheridan. Black. 
New Fredonia. Black. 
New Ontario. White. 
Concord. Blue. 



SELECT 

vines: 



^2- 



oo. 



BEARING AGE 

RASPBERRY 

COLLECTION 

12 New Chief. Red. 
12 Heavy Yielding Latham. 
12 Cumberland. Black. 
12 New Logan. Black. 
12 St. Regis, Everbearing. 

60 Plants ^ 
Special Price 



Red. 



Red. 



TOWNSEND'S 

SPECIAL 

BEARING AGE 

BLACKBERRY OFFER 

12 Eldorado Blackberry 
12 Early Harvest Blackberry 
12 Boysenberry Dewberry 
12 Lucretia Dewberry 



48 PLANTS 
ALL FOR 



$2^ 



• BEARING ACE PLANTS 
ADAPTABLE FOR THE HOME GARDENS 

Bearing age plants are especially adapted 
for the Home Garden. Results are quick, 
fruiting same season set, increasing in 
yield as they grow older. Raspberry 
Blackberry, and Dewberry plantings will 
produce good crops every year for three 
to five years from original planting. 
Grapes for eight to twelve years. If you 
are not now enjoying fresh berries from 
your garden, include some of these ready- 
to-bear plants in your next order. Better 
still, have a complete Berry Garden this 
year by combining a Fallbearing Straw- 
berry Garden listed on page 22. These 
will also fruit same season set, continu- 
ing until cold weather and again follow- 
ing spring. From a small investment you 
can have plenty of Fresh Delicious Ber- 
ries direct from your own garden at a 
cost that will be surprisingly low. 

• SUPPLY OF BEARING AGE STOCK 

While we try to grow enough Bearing 
Age Plants to furnish all our customers, 
the increased demand on them this fall 
has again cut down our supply consid- 
erably. Under the circumstances, we 
would advise placing your order for this 
particular stock as soon as possible, for 
we feel certain that we shall be sold out 
early in the season. 

I PRICES BEARING AGE PLANTS 

BEARING AGE RED RASPBERRY 

12 25 

Planu Planu 

CHIEF $1 .25 $1 .90 

INDIAN SUMMER 1.50 2.50 

LATHAM „ 1.25 1.85 

MARCY 1.65 2.55 

ST. REGIS, EVERBEARING 1.35 1.95 

KATHERINE. EVERBEARING 1.50 2.25 

TAYLOR 1.35 1.95 




Bearing Age Rrd Rsspc>erri£i 

Strong, Healthy Cams, 

That Will Fruit This Yrir 



CUMBERLAND 135 

LOGAN 1 .50 

PLUM FARMER 1.35 

COLUMBIA PURPLE 1.50 

SODUS PURPLE 1.50 

BEARING AGE BLACKBERRY AND 

ALFRED BLAOKRERRY 1.30 

EARLY HARVEST BLACKBERRY 1.00 

ELDORADO BLACKBERRY 1.00 

BOYSENBERRY DEWBERRY 1.35 

BOYSENBERRY Thomless DEWBERRY 3.95 

YOFNGBERRY DEWBERRY 1.30 

LrCRETL\ DEWBERRY 1.00 

ACME THORXLESS D?:WBERRY 3.20 

NECTARBEKRY DEWBERRY 3.95 

BEARING AGE 



1.95 
2.25 
1.95 
2.25 
2.25 



3.10 
3.60 
3.10 
3.60 
3.60 



100 

Plants 
S5.00 
7.50 
4.85 
7.50 
5.00 
5.60 
5.85 
PLANTS 
5.45 
5.95 
5.45 
5.95 
5.95 



DEWBERRY PLANTS 



2.00 

1.50 

1.60 

2.2F 

7.25 

2.00 

1.50 

5.85 

7.25 

GRAPES 

3 

SO. 65 

.75 

.75 

.75 

.75 



3.00 

2.40 

2.60 

4.50 

13.75 

3.00 

2.40 

10.20 

13.75 



SO. 95 
1.45 
1.05 
1.05 
105 



CONCORD — Blur SO. 35 

CATAWBA — Red _ 40 

MOORE'S EARLY — Black 40 

NIAGARA — White 40 

WORDEN — Black i! .40 

^.^/^ « o NEWER VARIETIES BEARING AGE GRAPES 

CACO — Red eo 1.35 2 25 

CHAMPAGNE — Amber 50 125 185 

FREDONIA— Black 50 1.25 1 85 

ONTARIO— White 50 1.25 1 85 

PORTI.AND— White 50 1.25 185 

SHERIDAN — Blue Black 50 1.25 1.85 

• Customers wanting any plants on this pa^e seirt Parrel Post 
Kates at bottom of page 47. Prices one year plants above 



5.50 

4.00 

4.50 

8.00 

25.00 

5.50 

4.00 

18.00 

25.00 

SI 45 
2.15 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 

4.00 
3.50 
3.50 
3.50 
3.50 
3.50 



200 

Plantv 
$9.10 
13.85 

8.75 
l-^.ps; 

9.10 
10.25 
10.70 

9.75 
10.75 

9.75 
10.75 
10.75 

10.00 
7.50 
8.25 
15.75 
40.00 
10.00 

T..RO 

35.00 
40.00 

25 
S2.35 
3.75 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 

7.95 
6.60 
6.60 
6.60 
6.60 
6.60 



prepaid, use Post.^', 
Tarieties se* pare 47 



32 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



REAL P^Of »TS 
Be S«*e 



for iv ^^ p^ont 



APPLE TREES 



A SELECTIVE LIST foT 



COMMERCIAL 



or 



HOME PLANTINGS 




Williams 
Early Red 



CONSTANT consumer demand increasing 
popularity make APPLES the soundest in- 
vestment any fruit grower can make! In most cases 
the demand is for a real true-to-type fruit. Town- 
sends' Select Strain Apple Trees are certified and is 
your most perfect guide to healthy, hardy trees and 



subsequent heavy yields of true-to-type fruit. Look 
through the following Apple list carefully — you'll 
find it complete and up-to-date. Regardless of how 
many or how few trees you buy, you may do so 
'"fully confident" of satisfaction. 



APPLE PRICES 

TOWNSEND'S 2 YEAR OLD CERTIFIED TREES 
Can Be Assorted or Alike • — Your Choice 

1-9 10-49 50-299 

Trees Trees Trees 

^ach Each Each 

EXTRA HEAVY 5-6 ft. 11/16 in. and up $0.90 $0.75 $0.55 

LARGE SELECT 4-5 ft. 9/16-11/16 in .80 .70 .50 

EXTRA FANCY 3-4 ft. 7/16-9/16 in .70 .60 .45 

HEIGHT AND CALIPER. Height given of fruit trees represent average height of most 
varieties may fall short of height specified, in which case the caliper shall govern. 



300-599 
Trees 
Each 


600 & up 
Trees 
Each 


$0.40 


$0.35 


.35 


.30 


.30 


.25 


arieties. 


Slow growing 



SUMMER VARIETIES 

Listed in order of Ripening 

Varieties in larger type ore the leading 

commercial sorts and most widely 

planted. 

• CRIMSON BEAUTY. A very hardy variety, originated in 
Maine, strong grower, very productive, and yields early after 
planting. We believe it to be the earliest ripening apple grown, 
color bright red. flesh sub-acid. 

• YELLOW TRANSPARENT. The n^ost widely 
planted early yellow apple of medum size. It is grown commer- 
cially and for home use, color golden yellow, flavor excellent, trees 
are hardy and young bearer. 

^^"'» A new variety of the early Summer season, good 
grower, dwarf habit, hardy, and early bearing. This grand variety 
is much larger than the Yellow Transparent, proving an excellent 
commercial variety and a filler. The skin is bright yellow, white 
flesh, and slightly acid. Our propagating wood of Lodi comes 
from a special selected strain of trees from a well known Agri- 
cultural College planting. 

AINUIxA. -^g believe the trees of this variety to be the 
earliest bearing apple on the market. It is very common for this 
new variety to yield beautiful red striped fruit only two years 
after beng planted. It is the ideal apple for home use, being 
of good quality, extremely hardy and dwarf grower. 

• WILLIAMS EARLY RED. ^, ,,„ ^,„ „, 

commercial apple. The fruit colors to a rich, dark red, and can 
be picked at an earlier stage of ripening for a lighter bright red, 
if^ preferred. This grand variety is a large apple, juicy and 
slightly tart. It comes into bearing early and produces a good 
crop. This hardy variety can be grown in the New England states 
very successfully. 

• WILSON RED JUNE. An immense large, solid red apple. 
The trees are very hardy and fairly heavy yielding. It is a fine 
home and commercial variety, and we recommend a trial planting. 



• EARLY MclNTOSH. 



A new early red apple, origi- 
nated by the New York Experiment Station. A good hardy 
variety and grower, also heavy yielding. Characteristics about 
the same as Mcintosh. Trees bear annually. Be sure to include 
this grand variety. 

• DUCHESS OF OLDENBURG (Xtra Red Strain.) This 
new strain has all the good points of the popular old strain. 
Its advantage is in the solid red color that gives it more com- 
mercial value, our strain is propagated from buds selected from a 
True Red Sport Limb growing on a heavy bearing tree in Ohio. 



AUTUMN VARIETIES 

Listing in order Ripening near as Possible 

• WEALTHY. A beautiful red apple of moderate size and 

fine quality. It is very hardy and bears early after planting. It 
is a very good variety to use as a filler. 

• KENDALL. Another Mcintosh seedling coming from the 
New York Experiment Station. This grand variety seems to stand 
out well from the rest as a higher type of apple and more attrac- 
tive, carrying a deep red coloring over the entire surface. The 
flavor is more sprightly than Mcintosh, otherwise it is about 
the same. It hangs to the tree somewhat better than the 
Mcintosh. 

• LOBO. We have great faith in this new grand variety of 
the Mcintosh family. Lobo is a beautiful specimen tree grow- 
ing in the orchard. Its early growth is upright and bears early 
after planting. The fruit is extra large, well colored, and firm. 
Its flavor is very much like its parent Mcintosh and of good 
quality. We would like to see our good friends get on to this 
money-maker at an early date, as it is being planted widely. 

O XTRA RED GRAVENSTEIN. A bud sport of the Red 
Gravenstein, this old variety has been vridely planted in past 
years. The new sport's only difference is that it carries a darker 
red color. 

• TWENTY OUNCE. A very large red and yellow striped apple 
It keeps until February, It is no doubt the largest apple grown. 



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33 




Strawberries are grown successfully as an intercrop on young orchard plantings; bring in more dollars per acre: 

cut down cost of production. 

Ca^'k/l^tte^ l^ffl£ TREES 



ALL VARIETIES LISTED 

IN ORDER OF RIPENING w .v, .. . v, ^ . ^ .. ,i , , 

^•^ on the market we have selected after careful investigation six 

of these varieties, which, from our customers' reports as well as reports of various State Agriculture 
Colleges and horticulturists, are considered to be the best for commercial purposes as well as home plant- 
ings over the widest area of this country. These early winter varieties usually start fruiting about the 
time the late summer and early autumn varieties are picked, although the ripening season will vary in 
different sections of the country. The advantage in 
planting this particular season apple is to fill in the 
gap between the autumn and late winter varieties 
so that a continuous supply of apples can be offered 
the market, or, if for home planting, plenty of 
apples will be available until the late varieties, such 
as Delicious, Stayman, and Baldwin, begin to fruit. 
The quality of these varieties is exceptionally good 
and are well-known to commercial planters 
throughout the apple growing section. TOWN- 
SEND'S Select Strain trees, we feel confident, will 
produce some extra nice fruit from these varieties. 



^\ P THE many varieties of early winter apples now being offered 



• BE SURE TO CASH IN ON THESE 
SENSATIONAL 

APPLE OFFERS 



• NORTH WESTERN GREENING. A hardy vigorous 
grower; fruit large; color yellowish-green; flesh yellow. 
firm and sub-acid flavor. It is a smooth and attractive 
apple. 



• RHODE ISLAND GREENING. Good keeper, large 
yielder of large yellowish-green apples. Our trees are 
propagated from selected bearing orchards. 



* BALDWIN. A leading variety that has been 
widely planted in New England and New York State 
commercially. The trees are vigorous growers and pro- 
ductive. The fruit is large, bright red, flesh yellowish, 
firm, rather tender, and juicy. It is an excellent pie 
apple. 



8 Extra Heavy 

5-6 ft. 2 year 

Trees, Fruiting From 

Early to Late 

1 of each 
variety: 

Yellow Transparent 
Early Mcintosh 
Jonathan 

Xtra-Red Delicious 
Xtra-Red Stayman 
Mcintosh Red 
Grimes Golden 
Yellow Delicious 

SPECIAL$y| 05 
PRICE ^^•^^ 



10 Super Size 
Trees 

Selected From 2 Year 

Field. Grade Larger 

than 5-6 ft. size. 

A Fine Collection 

for the 

Home Planting. 

3 Xtra-Red Mcintosh 
2 " " Jonathan 
2 " " Delicious 
1 " " York 
1 " " Stayman 

1 Yellow Delicious 



10 Super 
Size TREES 
for 



$4.85 



• MelNTOSH (XTRA-Red Strain). Growers 

have always wanted a True Red Mcintosh, not striped. 
We have it in this Superior Strain of Extra Red Variety. 
Apples are uniform in size, bright attractive rich red. 
with a flesh that is crisp and of fine quality. Trees are 
extremely hardy and fruits at a voung age. Our strain 
comes direct from one of the largest Mcintosh Plantingr 
in New York State. All states where hardness is considered 
are now planting Extra Red Mcintosh. We have the Reg- 
ular Mcintosh for any of our customers who wish then 

• WINTER B.\N.\NA, A dessert apple too mild for culi- 
nary use. The fruit is medium to large, usually roundish 
and conic shaped, skin smooth and waxv. pale yellow with 
pinkish-red blush, flesh whitish, tinged with yellow: crisp. 

juicy, and mildly sub-acid. 

• CRIMES GOLDEN. Known as the yellow winter 
apple. Fruit medium size, color golden yellow, sub-acid 
aromatic rich flavor and very delicious. It is known for 
producing very large crops annually. It Is an excellent 
pollenizer for the Winesap. Mcintosh families. Cortland 
Rome, and Gallia Beauty. We advise every one to Include 
Grimes Golden in their plantings. Our uees are propa- 
gated only from carefully recorded selected bearing trees 
coming up to our rigid standard of certification. 

MelNTOSH • TOWNSEND'S APPLE TREES ARE SELECT STRAIN 

XTRA-RED STRAIN and CERTIFIED FOR HICHER YIELDS & PROFITS! 




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APPLE 

Varieties Listed In Order of Ripening 

The late winter apples are usually classed as 
varieties coming into bearing after autumn 
and early winter varieties are about through 
fruiting. They are usually much better keepers 
than the other seasonal varieties. For the 
home plantings some of the winter apples 
should be included. Commercial planters al- 
ways select at least two-thirds of the planting 
of the winter varieties. 

• JONATHAN (Xtra-Red Strain) .This bright 

rich scarlet colored apple can be put on the market 
long before the old Strain of Jonathan as it is 
a perfect red on the trees before the old strain starts 
to color. For the commercial orchardist this enables 
him to pick his crop of fruit before dropping starts 
and while fruit is still hard and solid. It has tho 
same characteristics as the Regular Jonathan in size, 
shape, and flavor. Its advantage is in its color, earlier 
maturity, and keeps longer. If Growers prefer the Reg- 
ular Jonathan Variety we have a nice lot of trees to 
offer them. 

• NORTHERN SPY (Extra-Red Strain). 

This strain has the characteristics of the True Nor- 
thern Spy with the exception of its added deep rich 
red color, quality is good, and we can recommend it 
as being superior to the old strain, being more attrac- 
tive and brings better prices on the market. 

• CORTLAND, a cross of Mcintosh and Ben 
Davis which resembles Mcintosh, but is better, larger, 
and brighter in color. It hangs to the tree well, and is 
a good keeper. Be sure to add this variety to your list 
as a real money maker. All our trees are propagated 
from selected bearing trees and produce only the best 
fruit each year. 

• DELICIOUS. A widely planted variety that has 
proven a big money-maker. The tree is hardy, a vigor- 
ous grower, very productive, fruit medium to large 
roundish conic, flesh yellowish, firm, tender, and juicy. 
Pleasant flavor of mildly sub -acid very good. Fo^- 
commercial orchards, we recommend of course, the 
"XTRA-RED DELICIOUS" which is solid red in color. 




TOWNSEND'S STRAIN OF STAYMAN 
ARE RICH RED 



• XTRA RED DELICIOUS • 

(DOUBLE RED DELICIOUS) 

This grand variety is a sport of the Delicious and 
has given to the apple planters a delicious, highly 
colored, red apple, much deeper red than the 
Delicious, which was introduced some years ago. 
This grand variety comes into bearing earlier than 
the Delicious, producing heavy crops year after year 
of the choicest fruit. It is an extra large apple 
and produces a fruit that is solid red all over, 
having the usual characteristics of the Delicious 
type of apples and shape. Its flavor is spicy, juicy, 
and of the highest quality, a flavor richer than any 
other known apple. 

In season of ripening it's two weeks or more in 
advance of the regular Delicious, and being a solid 
red apple it has its advantages in the marketing 
pf this variety over the ordinary Delicious as it can 
be picked while still green and makes a beautiful 
package, as the fruit itself will be fully colored 
long before they are ripe. This variety is not mealy 
and keeps well in storage. TOWNSENDS' strain of 
XTRA-RED DELICIOUS comes from bud selections 
made from some of the flnest true red trees in the 
country. 

You can feel assured that when ordering this 
XTRA-RED DELICIOUS variety from us you will 
be getting one of the most highly prized strains 
known by the fruit growers of this country. 

• YELLOW DELICIOUS, a golden color apple 
that has become popular in all sections of the country, 
it is truly a delicious apple in every respect. Size is 
large to extra large, with a rich golden yellow color, 
it is considered to be the best flavored apple now on 
the market. Our Trees of Yellow Delicious are propa- 
gated from buds selected from one of the most famous 
Earlybearing Yellow Delicious Orchards in the East 
which has made a record for producing every year big 
crops of the very best quality fruit. 

^STAYMAN (Xtra-Red Strain), a. handsome 

large scarlet apple that is full red several weeks be- 
fore the old fashion Stayman Strain. Like Extra Red 
Delicious it has become popular with growers through- 
out the country. In quality and looks it is considered 
to be one of the very best varieties on our list. Can 
be put on the market from two to three weeks earlier 
than the regular Stayman Strain. We have a nice 
Block of Regular Stayman for any of our customers 
who wish to order this variety. 



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35 




Wuden. VARIETIES 



APPLE 



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TREES 



Head Propagating Foreman and our Mr. 

L. S. Townsend inspecting a bearing age 

apple tree for bud selection. 

• JOAN. A sensational apple of large size, beautiful, 
solid red color. Fruits annually and very productive. A 
good storage apple, keeps longer than Jonathan, its 
parent. Agricultural Colleges are recommending this 
variety for trial plantings. 

• SHARON. This variety is being well received by the 
fruit grower in sections of the country where it has been 
fruited. Fruit is well colored and of excellent dessert 
quality. 

• SECOR. An apple of exceptionally high quality. It's 
a seedling of Salome and Jonathan. Very productive 
fruit, medium red in color, extra good keeper. Storage 
analysis shows that it will keep two weeks longer than 
Jonathan and be free from spots. 

• ROME BEAUTY. A profitable money-maker year in 
and year out. The fruit is fairly large size and uniform, 
also excellent keeper. The color is red with stripes, and 
flavor is well above the average. 

• CALL I A BEAUTY (Red Rome). A solid red 
apple of the Rome Beauty family. It is a wonderful 
apple for those who want a high color on their Rome 
Beauties. Has the same characteristics as the Rome, 
but being a solid red can be picked ten days to two 
weeks earlier. It's an excellent keeper and quality of 
the very best. Produces fruit and sizes up well into top 
grade. Our trees are propagated from one of the finest 
strains of Gallia Beauty to be found anywhere in the 
country. Order trees from this preferred stock. You 
will be delighted with the results. 

• ORLEANS. This is a new Delicious type apple, ripen- 
ing about the same time as Delicious, but keeps longer. 
Very attractive. Trees bear young and annually. Recom- 
mend for trial. 

• MEDINA. A Delicious type apple, large and attrac- 
tive red, ripening later than the Delicious and an ex- 
cellent variety to prolong the season. 

• LOWRY. New popular commercial variety, being 
grown successfully in Virginia. Fruit has a beautiful 
rich-red color. In shape it's round to oval, mild sub- 
acid flavor. White flesh slightly tinged to yellow. A good 
keeper, excellent shipper. Has been bringing top of the 
market. 

• RED SAUCE. A beautiful red apple of the highest 
flavor. We recommend this new variety for trial and 
home market. 

• SWEET DELICIOUS. Trees of this variety fruit at 
an early age. A wonderful apple for the home or small 
commercial orchard. A highly colored apple with excel- 
lent qualities. 

• SMOKEHOUSE. Fine flavored apple when fully ripe. 
Mellow and delicious, lacking in aciaity. Trees are vigor- 
ous growers and come into bearing at an early age. 
Planted quite extensively in Pennsylvania. The color of 
fruit is neither distinctly yellow nor red. 

• NERO. A grand variety that has not been widely 
planted commercially. Its coloring is of deep bright red, 
size medium to large, an excellent flavor, and one of the 
longest keepers in storage. 

• MACOUN. A Mcintosh type of apple, ripening about 
four weeks later than Mcintosh. Hangs well on the trees. 
A heavy producer of rich red apples of the flnest quality. 
Fruits annually. A variety we recommend to prolong the 
Mcintosh season. 

• YORK IMPERIAL (xtra-Red strain). Our strain of 
York was secured from one (if tlu- tiiust all red trees in the 
couutD'. Growers who are lookiiii; for a York ai)i)U\ solid led 
with same quality, .size and shape of the UeKular York Varietv 
sliould order this strain. U is read.v for market Ihreo week- 
ahead of t.lie regular York Variet.v. >Ve sold 11.000 trees in the 
^ ork IMantin-j soetion last year. Its a real monev maker 



Varieties Listed in Order of Ripening 

• V^^^T^' Originated by the Indiana Hortl. Society 
f^ !i5*^ o^® Winesap family. It is more highly colored 
man the Stayman Winesap, somewhat larger, and about 
the same shape. It is a good keeper and of excellent 
quality, also vigorous grower and consistent yielder. We 
advise planting this variety wherever Winesaps are 
grown. 

XTr^^^^^^. J^^""^ Twigg). Large in size, smooth 
skm yellowish covered with deep red, sub-acid and of 
excellent flavor. It is an important commercial variety. 
We advise planting Red Delicious as pollenizer. 

• GANO (Ben Davis). Is an old favorite in the com- 
mercial orchards. The tree is medium size, grows rap- 
idly, skm tough, waxy bright smooth, usually glossy 
greenish or yellow colored with bright red splashed with 
dark carmine. It is a good cooking apple. 

• WINESAP (Old Fashioned). One of the oldest and 
most popular apples in the United States. It is widelv 
grown but has lost ground to the newer varieties. It is 
a good storage apple, color glossy, bright red, very firm 
rather coarse, juicy, and sub-acid. 

CRAB APPLES 

c!JoPrtiH ■^!^''^ ^'^^y ^^""^y- ^s ^ distinctive and 

splendid ornamental fruit tree of great value, extremelv 
hardy even in full blossom, has survived frost and 
freezes. Fruit juicy, has a sprightly sweet flavor and 
makes a very fine, bright, clear red jelly of excellent 
flavor. Heavy yielder: "45 glasses of jelly and 8 pints 
of jam from one single peck." (No advance in price for 
this grand new variety.) 

• YOUNG AMERICA. A new variety that is proving 
very popular wherever grown. It is hardy, a reliable 
cropper and its color is bright red. 

i?oif ;K f * ^^ old reliable variety that has proven 
Itself satisfactory, size large, bright dark red. and verv 
hardy. 

• WHITNEY One of the most popular of the large 
crab apples for the West and North. The skin Is light 
yellow striped with red. It is sub-acid, nearly swfet 
and has a good flavor. . o cci 

• TRANSCENDENT. 

in the East. 



One of the most popular varieties 




XTRA-RED YORK 



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TOWNSENDS 




PEAR TREES 

2- Year Grown, Heavy-Rooted Trees 

PEAR PRICES 
New Low Prices on 2 Year Trees. 



EXTRA HEAVY 2 yr. 5-6 ft. 11/16 in. and up. 
LARGE SELECT 2 yr. 4-5 ft. 9/16 to 11/16 in. 
EXTRA FANCY 2 yr. 3-4 ft. 7/16-9/16 in 



1-9 


10-49 


50-300 


Trees 


Trees 


Trees 


Each 


Each 


Each 


;0.90 


$0.75 


$0.60 


.80 


.65 


.50 


.70 


.55 


.40 



KIEFER 
Pear 




BARTLETT 



Above prices ail varieties on this page unless otherwise noted. 

ANJOU. A heavy yielding late variety, good keeper, 

very juicy, and fine flavor. 

BARTLETT. One of the finest dessert and eating pears. 

Heavy producer. Golden yellow with red cheek. 

BUERRE BOSC. Large, yellow pear with white flesh, 

good keeper, very delicious flavor. 

CLAPPS FAVORITE. Large pale yellow with red cheek. 

Tree hardy and does well everywhere. Fruit fine 

grained, sweet and highly flavored. 

ORDER TODAY A FEW OF OUR EXTRA 
HEAVY GRADE OF PEAR TREES, FOR 
QUICK FRESH FRUIT. 

DUCHESS (d'Angouleme). Dull yellow, netted with 
russet, very large. Trees blight-resistant and heavy 
producers. 

FLEMISH BEAUTY. Tree strong grower, early and 
abundant bearer; fruit large; obovate, color pale yel- 
low with reddish-brown covering. Flesh yellowish- 
white, juicy, sweet. Needs to be harvested early. 
GORHAM. New variety, originated by Geneva Agr. 
Exp. Station. Ripens about two weeks later than 
Bartlett, and about the same size, color 
and shape. White flesh, spicy flavored. 
Very blight-resistant. 

KIEFER. Large yellow of fine quality. 
Trees hardy and bears very late. 
LINCOLN. A valuable pear for the Middle 
West. Tree hardy and vigorous grower, very 
productive. Fruit medium size, skin 
thick greenish-yellow with russet; 
flesh yellowish tinge, coarse. 
NEW! PATTEN. Grows favorable every- 
where, fruit large in size, yellow with 
blush. Flavor juicy, keeps well, ex- 
tremely blight-resistant, very produc- 
tive and "bears young", ripens in 
August. 

SECKEL. Small, attractive in color. 
Trees vigorous, bears late. 
NEW DOUGLAS. Beautiful, large 
smooth, golden yellow pear flecked 
with russet, sweet and juicy, blight re- 
sistant and hardy in most all climates. 



NUT TREES 




EARLY BEARING 

DWARF FRUIT TREES 

APPLES— PEARS 



Dwarf fruit trees are noted for producing 
heavy crops of fniit at an early age. Trees 
do not grow as large as the standard type 
trees. They can be planted 12 to 15 feet 
apart. While dwarf trees are planted in 
commercial orchards most of the trees sold 
are for home plantings. You will be pleased 
\vith the results obtaned from the dwarf va- 
rieties of apples and pears offered below. 

DWARF APPLES, Mcintosh, SUyman 
Winesap, Yellow Transparent. Anoka; PEAR 
TREES, Bartlett, Duchess, Seckel, Clapps 
Favorite. 

Prices Dwarf Fruit Trees 

6 to 49 
r^ ^ . , ^ Each Each 

Dwarf Apple, 2 yr. 3-5 ft $1.25 SI .00 

Dwarf Pear, 2 yr. 3-5 ft 1.00 .80 



Larger Quantities Write for Prices 



''Plant A English Walnut Tree ' 



Grafted Nut trees produce much earlier than seedlngs, some 
bearing 3 years after planted. All of Townsend's Trees are 
grafted on whole root stock, "The best money can buy". 
SCHLEY PECAN. Excellent flavor, strong grower, and verj- 
hardy. This nut is long and well filled with paper-like shell. 
Sometimes named "Paper Shell Pecan." Price 3-4 ft., $1.50 
each; $12.50 for 10. 

STUART PECAN. Extremely hardy Pecan. No doubt the most 
widely planted variety of the pecans. Nut well filled and of 
large size, easily opened. Early bearing. Price 3-4 ft., $1.50 
each: $12.50 for 10. 

SUCCESS PECAN. Large, oblong, shell thin, opens easUy, very 
good flavor. A very good poUenizer for other varieties. Bears 
young. Price 3-4 ft., $1.50 each; $12.50 for 10. 
BLACK WALNUT. The ordinary common walnut, growing from 
seed and not grafted, widely planted. Size large, shell hard, nut 
very rich. Price, 3-4 ft., 50c each; $4.00 for 10 trees; 4-5 ft., 
650 each; $5.00 for 10 trees. 

THOMAS BLACK WALMUT. The largest and finest quaUty 
of the black walnuts. When opened the nuts nearly all come 
out in whole halves. Trees extremely hardy and vigorous growers. 
All our trees are grafted to be true to type and bear younger 
than seedlings. Price 3-4 ft., $1.50 each; $14.00 for 10. 
ENGLISH WALNUTS. We have this famous and widely grown 
nut in either of the two varieties: FEANQUETTE and MAYETTE 



Nuts thin shelled, full of meated kernels of the highest delicious 
flavor. Trees are hardy and productive. Valuable for shade as 
well as nuts. Our grafted varieties will produce large crops for 
you early. Price 3-4 ft., $1.75 each; $14.75 for 10. 
AMERICAN FILBERT ( Haiel Nut). A favorite nut in the 
household, grows in bush form, yielding large crops of round 
nuts. Can well be planted in the shrubbery border as it does 
not sxow into a tree. Bears young. Price 2-3 ft., eOc each: 
$5.00 for 10. 

JAPAN WALNUT. A quick growing, hardy walnut and of very 
high quality. Bears young, producing large nuts abundantW. 
Price 2-3 ft., $1.00 each; $8.75 for 10. 



FIGS 



BROWN TURKEY. This variety is very hardy, dwarf, prolific 
Size medium to large, pear shaped, skin copper brown, flesh 
white, shading to pink; quality good. Price 2-3 ft., 75c each; 
10 for $6.00. 

CELESTE. The most widely planted variety in the southern fig 
belts. Hardy, can be grown where less hardy varieties fail. Size 
medium, pear shaped, skin violet, pulp white to rose color; firm, 
juicy, sweet; quality excellent. Ripens early. Price 2-3 ft., 75c 
each; 10 for $6.00. 



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2.ulofz f^eG/Unq FRUIT TREES 

r Extra Large Sizes 



^H^''*"--m 




Larg( 

Selected Specimen Trees 

Recommended for Orchard Replantings or Home Orchards; 
Will Fruit- Two to Three Years Earlier 

Commercial growers use this size tree in making replace- 
ment of Young Trees that have died or injured in cultiva- 
tion. FOR THE HOME ORCHARD PLANTING where quick re- 
sults are wanted, they are ideal, producing large crops of deli- 
cious fruit in a surprisingly short time after planting. Cus- 
tomers have written us that their trees fruited first year set. 
Townsend's Quick Bearing Fruit Trees have been especially 
grown and selected for their well developed tops and heavy 
root system. They are all Specimen Trees 6 to 8 feet in height 
with heavy trunks. 

SAVE TIME! 

COST ONLY A FEW PENNIES MORE 

The additional cost of these trees is small when 
time and fruit is considered. You can order all 
one variety or make your selection of as many 
varieties as you choose. For example: 3 apple; 
3 peach; 2 pear; and 2 cherry trees can be pur- 
chased at 10 rate. Let us book your order now 
while we have all varieties offered in stock. We 
will reserve trees for you and ship whenever you 
are ready to plant. 

We Can Furnish Only Following Varieties 
In Quick Bearing Selected Trees 

Descriptions Of Varieties Offered Can Be Found On 
Fruit Tree Pages Under Their Respective Headings 

APPLES. Wilson Red June, Xtra Red Jonathon. 
Xtra Red Mcintosh, Baldwin, Gano, North Western 
Greening, Macoun, Grimes Golden, Xtra Red Stay- 
man, Yellow Delicious, Xtra Red Delicious, Medina. 

PEACHES. Elberta, Belle of Georgia, Golden Jubilee. 
Hale Haven, Red Bird, Cumberland, Brackett. 

PLUMS. Abundance, Lombard, Burbank, Bradshaw. 

PEARS. Bartlett, Gorham. New Patten. Kiefifer. 

CHERRIES. Montmorency (Red), Early Richmond 
(Red). 



A QUICK BEARING APPLE TREE 



PRICES 
QUICK BEARING FRUIT TREES 

All 6 to 8 feet Specimen Trees $1.75 each; 
3 trees for $4.50; 6 trees for $8.75; 10 
trees for $12.25; twenty-five trees or more 
ordered at any one time only $1.00 per Select 
Tree. BE SURE TO INCLUDE A FEW IN 
OUR ORDER TODAY. 



TOWNSEND'S TREES A PLEASURE TO GROW 

Berks Co., Penna 
Dear Sirs: 

Trees you sent us are certainly the nicest trees I 

hkve seen out of a nursery. The apple, pear, and 

plum trees we got from you two years ago are Just 

beautiful. It Is a joy to walk out and look at them. 

Yours truly, 

JAMES F. HOLL. 



REPORTING! ALL TREES GROWING 

Nanuet. N. Y. 
Gentlemen: 

This is just to report that my orders for trees have 
proved very satisfactory, all growing fine. 

E L. MAEDER 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 




HALE HAVEN 



A very hardy, frost -resistant delicously flavored, 
attractive yellow freestone peach which fruits 
at an early age, ripening two weeks earlier than 
Elberta. We recommend Hale Haven as one of 
the best peaches for commercial or home plant- 
ing. 



• Varieties of peaches are 
listed in description in or- 
der of ripening season. 
With weather conditions 
and different regions of the 
country, ripening periods 
of some varieties will vary 
a few days. 

# Varieties in larger type 
denotes most widely 
planted by commercial 
growers. 



PEACHES 

Early Varieties 

Our Peach Trees are all propagated from buds taken from 
Bearing Trees that were outstanding for hardiness and 
growth. The Townsend Select Strain Certified Seal guar- 
antees True-to-type fruits and heavy yields. 

PRICES Select Strain PEACH TREES 




1-9 



10-49 50-299 300-599 600 



Extra Heavy 5-6 ft. 11/16 in and up. 

Large Select 4-5 ft. 9/16-11/16 in 

Extra Fancy 3-4 ft. 7/16-9/16 in 

Select Planters 2-3 ft. 5/16-7/16 in._-_ 



Trees 


Trees 


Trees 


Trees and up 


Each 


Each 


Each 


Each Each 


$0.80 


$0.65 


$0.45 


$0.35 $0.30 


.70 


.60 


.40 


.30 .25 


.60 


.50 


.35 


.25 .20 


.50 


.40 


.30 


.20 .15 



• When Larger Quantities Than Above Are Wanted Write For Special Prices. 

• HEIGHT AND CALIPER — Height given of fruit trees represents average 
height of most varieties. Slow growing varieties may fall short of height 
specifying in price list, in which case the caliper shall govern. 



• JUNE ELBERTA. (Mikado). Hardy productive, 
early yellow peach, ripens about six weeks before Elberta. 
Medium size, semi-cling, attractive yellow with red 
blush. Self -sterile, blossom needs to be interplanted. 

• MAYFLOWER. Earliest of all peaches, clingstone, 
white, medium size, beautifully colored and dark red 
all over. 

• RED BIRD. (Early Wheeler). A large to extra 
large, very early peach with a highly colored skin, white 
flesh, cling, good shipper, and a very valuable peach for 
the commercial grower who wants to get on the early 
market, also very productive. 

• GREENSBORO. A highly productive peach with 
yellow skin splashed with red; flesh white; juicy; good 
quality; also hardy and early. 

• EARLY ROSE. A growing favorite with the fruit 
grower, an early white cling, size medium to large, 
color good, bright red skin, flavor excellent and a good 
shipper. It is a strong grower, very productive, hardy, 
and ripens about five days later than Red Bird. 

• CUM B ELAND, originated by the New Jersey 
Experiment Station, a vigorous grower, and as hardy as 
Carman. It is an outstanding peach both in color and 
large size, and is oval in shape. The flesh is white, 
nearly a freestone, and quality is firm. Certainly this is 
a fancy peach for the highest type of trade. 

• TRIOGEM (N. J. No. 70). An early oval, red all over, 
yellow freestone, ripens about two days later than Golden 
Jubilee. Fruit somewhat smaller than Jubilee. Quality 
of fruit good, as hardy as J. H. Hale. For best results 
win require early thinning. Originated by N. J. Exp. Sta. 



• GOLDEN JUBILEE. Another New Jersey offer- 
ing. This grand variety is with no doubt the finest and 
leading variety in its class today. It is an unsually hardy 
tree, fruiting four to six days ahead of the Carman. It is 
early, yellow, freestone, and of the highest quality fiavor. 
It has yellow skin, red cheeked, and a good shipper. The 
fruit buds are hardy and come through the severest 
winters as well as any other well known variety. It is 
a cross between the Elberta and Greensboro, and in- 
herited the best points of each of its parents. 

Golden Jubilee being grown in practically every peach 
growing district in the United States has proven to be a 
real money maker every year. In the markets its praise 
is sung and claimed 



to be the best early 
peach on the market 
today, always topping 
the market prices. All 
our buds are cut from 
selected trees out of 
bearing orchards from 
the original strain of 
the New Jersey Experi- 
mental Station released 
trees. 

• CARMAN. An 

attractive early peach, 
semi -freestone, oval 
shaped, yellowish, white 
skin, with red cheek, 
flesh white with spicy 
flavor, hardy, strong 
grower, a sure cropper 
and very productive. 

• ROCHESTER. A fine 
quality yellow peach, 
large in size, semi- 
cling, and ships very 
well. Tree bears young, 
a strong grower, very 
hardy, and widely 
planted in peach grow- 
ing sections throughout 
the United States. 



6 



Extra Heavy 
5 fro 6 ft. 

Peach Trees 

Fruiting All Season 
1 TREE EACH 

Belie of Georgto 
Brockett 
Elberta 

Golden Jubilee 
Hale Haven 
Red Bird Cling 

ALL S 
FOR 



I ^iing 

3.25 



2 Collections for 
$5,95 

REALLY an OFFER You 
Con't Afford to Miss 



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Big Dzrrgain 
Catalog Value $7.00 



BLOCK OF TOWNSEND's SELECT STRAIN ELBERT A 

Elberta Proving a Winner for the Commercial Grower 

PEACH TREES 



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VARIETIES 



• SOUTH HAVEN. An introduction of the South Haven Experiment 
Station of Michigan. A thrifty grower, very productive, hardy, yellow flesh, 
freestone, colors up well about a week to ten days before ready to pick, and 
can be classed as a good shipper after four days in railroad car. It is just 
the variety to precede the Early Elberta season, ripens about two weeks in 
advance of the Elberta and of its same type. 

• VEDETTE. Choice of the Vineland Experiment Station of Canadian vari- 
eties. Proven well adapted in various peach belts. Seeding of the Elberta, which 
it resembles, being more highly colored and some finer quality. Large in 
size, yellow flesh, freestone. Comes into bearing early, very productive, and 
earlier than Hiley. Should be a leader in the South, taking the place of Hiley. 

• GOLDEN EAST (N. J. no. 87). The pride of N. J. Experiment Sta- 
tion, where this new, grand variety originated. A large, firm, oval and high- 
ly colored peach. Yellow fleshed and attractive. Ripens about the same 
time as Hiley or 14 to 15 days before Elberta. Fruit hangs to tree well after 
they become firm, which is an advantage at certain picking dates. Suitable 
for climates similar to Southern New Jersey. 

M I Lt T.Early commercial freestone with white flesh, medium size, with 
beautiful red check. It ripens before Belle of Georgia. It is a leading com- 
mercial variety of the south and a good shipper. 

• CHAMPION. A very large white freestone peach with the finest flavor. It 
is just the right peach for the near by market, but not so good under 
refrigeration. It is very productive and hardy. Plan to plant this variety 
near your home this year. 



Jl/liJ- Sjux^on 



VARIETIES 



# EARLY ELBERTA. The fastest selling peach on the 
market, ripening about ten days to two weeks ahead of 
Elberta. It is a yellow freestone, handsomely colored with 
tough skin to protect such delicious flesh, second to none 
in sweetness, and very juicy. Early Elberta being such an 
extra fancy beautiful peach demands top prices just before 
the Elberta season. Plant this variety without delay for 
early and handsome profits. Buds are hardier than Elberta. 

# FIRFRTA The greatest peach that has 
^^*^^'^ ■ ^^* ever been introduced for the 

fruit grower. This grand old variety still reigns supreme 
on the peach market, demanding the top prices always. 
Elberta yields young, bears large fruit, uniform in size; 
beautifully colored, bright yellow with brilliant red on 
the sunny side. Growers do not have any trouble in sell- 
ing their Elberta peaches due to their attractive appear- 
ance and rich flavor along with their large size. Town- 
sends' Elberta are propagated from the best strains of 
bearing orchards plus their bud selection from carefully 
recorded bearing trees. Plant these certified trees this 
year; see the vast difference in TOWN SENDS' CERTI- 
FIED trees compared with just ordinary fruit trees. Our 
prices are reasonable and the quality is high. 



• Midseason Varieties Continued Next Page. ELBERTA 



PEACH TREES GROWING FINE 

Patterson, N. J. 
Dear Sirs: 

The peach trees I bought from you last year 
have just done fine this season. 

E. J. CHAPMAN. 




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• MEDIUM £aieiO Ve^^£aie 

PEACHES 

LISTED IN ORDER OF RIPENING 

CRAWFORD'S LATE, a late, large yeUow 
peach with deep red cheek. Flesh very yellow 
and juicy. Very good flavor, freestone, and 
red at pit. 

ROB ERTA. A rather new variety that is be- 
coming popular when once fruited. About ten 
days later than Elberta, which it resembles in 
some respects. Fruit attractive, of good quality, 
and freestone. 

HEATH CLING, a very late peach and of extra 
large size with creamy white flesh, round with red 
blush, very firm, and juicy. It is a favorite for 
canning and pickling. Just the variety for that 
Home Orchard. 

SHIPPERS LATE RED. Late yellow peach with 
attractive red blush. Extra hardy, good cropper; trees 
fruiting very young. A very high quaUty peach of the 
Hale type, also freestone. We recommend it to follow 
Elberta. Good for home and commercial markets. 

SALBERTA. a large, freestone, yellow peach of the 
Elberta type. Color very good, also quality. Ripens week 

to ten days 
later than 
t Roberta. 




Extra Heavy 5-6 Ft. Peach 



BRACKETT 

EXTRA LARGE LATE YELLOW PEACH 

This excellent variety has proven itself as a leading com- 
mercial peach to follow Elberta. In size it averages as 
large or larger than Elberta. Flesh a deep yellow, of 
excellent quality and flavor. Trees fruit at an early age 
and very productive. A perfect Freestone peach. If you 
are looking for a peach to ripen five to eight days after 
Elberta you will make no mistake in planting Brackett. 

BRACKETT BRINGS TOP PRICES 

In checking our market reports on peaches, we find 
Brackett at the top, bringing fancy prices and often top- 
ping the famous Elberta 25c a bushel. Townsend's 
Brackett trees are propag^ated from one of the largest 
and heaviest yielding Brackett orchards in the East — a 
strain far above the average. They cost no more than 
just ordinary trees. 

TOWNSEND S FRUIT TREES ARE FIBROUS ROOTED 

Nowhere in the country will you find fruit trees with 
more fibrous roots than the stock grown at Townsends'. 
These facts are acknowledged by some of the largest 
commercial orchardist, who have visited our nurseries at 
digging time. Such trees start new growth quickly, fruit 
earlier. Such trees are sure fire money makers. 



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Belle of Georgia 

A HARDY, heavy YIELDING PEACH 
BEST WHITE PEACH EVER INTRODUCED 

All wno have planted Belle of Georgia have conceded it to be the 
best all around, white peach now being oflfered. Color creamy 
white, with red cheek on sunny side. Flesh white with pinkish 
red streaks around pits. Extra large size. Freestone. Ripens a 
few days before Elberta. For the commercial or home planting 
Belle will produce delicious quality fruit. 

GOOD NORTH OR SOUTH 

There are few peaches as well adapted to dlflferent climates and 
soils as the Belle of Georgia. Tree is a strong grower, fruiting at 
an early age. Some instances noted where trees produced more than 
a bushel of fruit per tree at 3 years of age. This variety is perfectly 
hardy withstanding sub-zero weather much better than mo'^t 
varieties, which hardiness Insures a good crop of fruit annually 

QUALITY DEMANDS TOP PRICES 

The Belle of Georgia Is considered by commercial growers as King 
of all white peaches. Its extra large size and fine quality, demands 
top market prices. Some markets paying from 20 to 40c a bushel 
more for Belle than the famous Elberta. Townsend's Certified 
Belle of Georgia Trees are propagated from buds taken 
from one of the finest heavy yielding blocks of Belles 
m the East — a strain far superior to the average strain 
now being offered. 



J. H. HALE 




The Leading Yellow Peach of its Season 

Leads the peach field second only to Elberta. A 
very valuable commercial variety as well as for 
home planting. This peach is widely planted 
throughout the peach growing sections of America 
and has made a national reputation for itself as a 
leader and money-maker. Townsend's Strain of 
J. H. Hale is of the original strain and does need 
a cross-pollenizer. Most any variety will do, al- 
though Belle of Georgia or Hiley are mostly used for 
this purpose. For proper pollenization plant one tree 
of Hilev or Bell to every ten trees of J. H. Hale set. 



Townsend "Select Strain" Belle of Georipa 

The Quality and Flavor of J. H. Hale is Supreme 

Extra large, yellow peach. Ripens about the same 
time as Belle of Georgia. A perfect Freestone. Skin 
is of a deep crimson without fuzz, sohd, and a 
good shipper. Flavor of the very best, sweet and 
juicy. An all-around peach that should be included 
in your planting this year. We have a nice stock of 
1 year J. H. Hale trees in all grades. Root system 
is exceptionally good and we know you will like 
the quality. 




|. H. HALE 



SUMMER CREST (N. J. No. 94). Large oval, yellow 
freestone, sweet, free from bitterness. Grows best on 
light soil with nitrogen withheld until trees come into 
bearing, with very little added then. If too much nitro- 
gen, the color will be lacking. Originated by N. J. Exp. 
Station. 

CAGE ELBERTA. Disease resistant, bud sport of the 
famous Elberta, which it resembles. Blooms few days 
after Elberta, has strong blossom setting in reverse 
weather conditions, bringing in a crop of fruit under 
unfavorable conditions. Trees somewhat more dwarf 
then Elberta. Ripens two to three days later than El- 
berta. Large plantings are being made of this variety 
in several states. 

OUTLOOK FOR FUTURE PEACH PRICES GOOD 

Peach prices for the past five years have been exceptionally good 
many Growers realizing $300.00 to $500.00 net profit per acrt 
from their peach crop. The acreage now out of Bearing Trees Is 
very small and It will be many years before sufficient trees are 
planted to catch up with the demand. Large commercial or- 
chardlsts realize this and are Increasing their acreage annually. 
Talcing on some of the newer varieties and Increasing their 
plantings of the standard varieties that have proven profitable In 
the past. Townsend's list contains all the leading and most 
profitable varieties now on the market, all at reasonable prices 
Take advantage of this profitable cash fruit crop and set a 
block of peaches this year. Order can be placed now. trees re- 
served for you and shipment made whenever you are ready to set. 



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BURBANK 

A Dandy 

Yellow 

Plum 





PLUM TREES 

A delicious fruit and one that is very easily grown in the average soil 
that is not too wet. The plum is practically free from most diseases, is a 
free grower, and is productive. Every home should have a few trees 
planted of this delightful fruit. We have selected as follows, the leading 
and most profitable varieties as to hardiness, size, appearance and flavor. 

These trees are sure to give you a heavy yield of true-to-type, beauti- 
ful fruit, rich in flavor, appetizing in appearance and built to stand long 
distance shipping. Reap the profits of Townsends' unique system of tree 
propagation — plant our Select Strain Certified Sealed Plum Trees. 



PLUM— QUINCE— APRICOT— NECTARINE TREE PRICES 



1-9 
Trees 
Each 

EXTRA HEAVY 2 yr. 5-6 ft. 11/16 In. and up $1.00 

LARGE SELECT 2 yr. 4-5 ft. 9/16-11/16 in .85 

EXTRA FANCY 2 yr. 3-4 ft. 7/16-9/16 in __. .70 

Can furnish Quince in 4-5 ff. only. 



10-49 


50-300 


Trees 


Trees 


Each 


Each 


$0.80 


$0.70 


.65 


.50 


.55 


.40 



ABUNDANCE. Tree large, productive; season early; fruit moder- 
ate size, roundish, pinkish-red to dark-red I flesh yeUow. Juicy, and 
sweet. Adaptable to a wide range of soils and climate. Must be 
picked before it is fully ripe. 



RED JUNE. A hardy, productive, healthy variety; fruit fairly 
large, garnet red, tender; flesh light yellow. One of the best 
early varieties. 



BURBANK. A triumph of the genius of "The Master Horticul- 
turist." Remarkably successful all over the country. It sems to 
succeed in any soil. Fruit large, dark red or purplish with thin 
lilac bloom. Flesh amber yellow with rich sugary flavor. It s a 
dandy. 



SHROPSHIRE DAMSON. Tree vigorous grower, hardy and pro- 
ductive, fruit purplish black, skin thin, tender, flesh golden yellow, 
juicy and Arm: agreeably tart, sprightly, pleasant. Season 
late. 



BRADSHAW. Tree large vigorous grower; fruit large, oval, at- 
tractive, good shipper; light purplish-red to dark reddish purple. 
Flesh dull yellow with a trace of red; juicy, tender, sweet, pleasant 
tasting; ripens about middle of the peach season. Regular bearer. 

ITALIAN PRUNE, (or Fellensburg) . The most popular com- 
mercial prune grown today, both in the West and East. One of 
the best prunes for dessert purposes and excellent when cooked; 
one of the best prunes when cured. An excellent shipper when 
freshly picked. A regular bearer, medium to large size of brown- 
ish yellow when ripe; deep yellow flesh, tender, sweet; very good 
quality; ripens mid-season. 



NEW! STANLEY. Tree healthy grower, fruiting big crop an- 
nually. EYuit large, dark blue with heavy bloom. Flesh greenish- 
yellow, juicy, tender, firm, sweet. Quality good, free-stone, ripens 
mid-season. Originated at N. T. Experiment Station. 



UNDERWOOD. Hardy, bears regularly large crops of big. red 
plums of excellent quality. BVuit firm, delicious flavor. Free- 
stone. Ripens in August. 



GERMAN PRUNE. A very good variety for drying and preserving. 
Fairly large, oval, purplish-black; flesh yellowish-green, juicy, flrm. 
mild sweetish flavor. Late variety. September. 



WICK SON. Has a long fruit ripening period; variable in size, 
extra large fruit; color dark red over yellow; flesh yellow to 
amber; juicy, coarse somewhat fibrous, firm sweet; early mid- 



LOMBARD. A valuable market va- 
riety and widely grown in the U. S. ; 
Lombard is much used in canneries, 
and is planted in sections where none 
but hardy plums can stand the severe 
climate. Adapted to light soils; fruit 
large, flrm, sweet, mild, juicy. Oval 
in shape; light to dark purplish red; 
flesh yellowish, inferior in quality, a 
sure cropper, ripens in mid-season. 



MONARCH. A vigorous, upright 
growing tree, producing roundish oval 
fruit of good size and uniform, dark 
purplish-red; skin thin, tender; flesh 
golden yellow, juicy and tender, sweet 
next to the skin, aromatic good flavor. 
S'eason late, hardy. 



SPECIAL 
PLUM 
OFFER 

NO. 1 
1 BURBANK 
1 BRADSHAW 
1 MONARCH 
I ABUNDANCE 

4 Extra Heavy 
5-6 ft. trees 

$2.95 




i§ QUINCE 



CHAMPION. Trees very hardy, 
vigoroios grower; fruit large, pear- 
shaped; skin greenish-yellow; a 
very good keeper. Trees bear at 
an early age, fruits late. 
ORANGE. Early to midseason 
fruiting variety; fruit golden yel- 
low, pale yellow flesh, tender, mild 
tubaeld; an «zo«ltoBt variety tm North: pofeetly banly. 



APRICOTS 



EARLY GOLDEN. 

Small, pale orange; 
flesh orange, sweet, 
good. Juicy; early pro- 
ductive and hardy. 




m^ 



MOORPARK. Just about the 
largest apricot grown. Tree large, 
robust, vigorous grower; skin 
tender with specks of orange 
and yellow, flesh yellow, juicy and sweet; ripens August. 



SUPERB. One of the leading varieties adapted to a wide 
range of soil and very popular. Fruit is yellow, with a 
slightly red blush, very richly flavored and Juicy. Hardy 
and firm. 



NECTARINES* 



SURE CROP. The fruit Is large, roundish, white back- 
ground overlaid wltb a bright attractive red. Very richly 
flaTor«d. ripening m lat« July— murly August. 



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Large Montmorency 



^ ^^U/Z CHERRIES* 

Plant Sour Cherries for 
QUICK RESULTS 

EARLY RICHMOND. June. Sour red. 
the earliest of Sour Cherries. Fruit 
round, skin thin, rather tough and 
easily separated from the pulp and 
requires small amount of sugar when 
canning. 

ENGLISH MORELLO. Late July and 
early August. The only real late 
cherry. Tree grows quit€ small and 
of dwarf habit. Fruit good size, 
nearly black. 

LARGE MONTMORENCY. Late June. 
A commercial variety in popular de- 
mand. Tree bears young, within 2 
years after planting. Fruit of good 
size, bright, clear red. 



BIG BARGAIN 
CHERRY COLLECTION 

OFFER No. 1 
All Extra Heavy 5-6 ft. Trees 
2 Black Tartarian 
1 Windsor 

1 Ey. Richmond 

2 Large Montmorency 

6 Trees ONLY 



?3.95 



CHERRY OFFER No. 2 
Extra Fancy Trees 3-4 ft. 
2 Large Montmorency 

1 English Morello 

2 Black Tartarian 

1 Yellow Spanish CO O C 

8 Trees 3-4 ft- ONLY ^ • ^ ^ 



CHERRY TREES 

IN THE CHOICEST VARIETIES 

We are offering only those trees that we know to 
be heavy producers of delicious, wholesome fruit. 

NEW LOW PRICES ON CHERRY TREES 

1-9 10-49 50-300 

Trees Trees Trees 

Each Each Each 

Extra Heavy 2 yr. 4-6 ft. 11/16 in. up— $1.00 $0.80 W.60 

Extra Fancy 2 yr. 3-5 ft. 9/16-11/16 In... .80 .70 .50 

Write for Special Prices on Larger Quantities 

The above prices are for all cherries listed on this page 

unless otherwise noted. 




CHERRIES 

THE BEST IN THE SWEET CHERRY CLASS 



Fnilt 



BLACK TARTARIAN. A heavy producer, ripens In late Jxine. 
Is purplish color, rich and juicy. 

GOVERNOR WOOD. Large yellow fruiting covered with bright red 
A popular sweet variety. 

NAPOLEON. The leading sweet cherry, flesh firm. Fruit is of pale yel- 
low with red overcast, handsome, and of high quality. 
YELLOW SPANISH. Ripens end of June. Fine for canning. Fr\ili 
large with golden coloring tinted with crimson. 

WINDSOR. Large, dark ptupllsh red, flesh Arm. crisp, sweet, good 
quality and an excellent shipper, fruits late. 



SWEET SEPTEMBER. The first FaUbearing Cherry ever 
recorded. Ripens in early September and hangs until the 
snow flies! Fruits delicious beautiful red cherries at a very 
early age. Plant some Sweet September this year and you'U 
be the envy of your neighbors. It's easily the biggest sensa- 
tion in horticultural history! 

PRICES — SWEET SEPTEMBER CHERRY 

Each 10 Trees 100 Trees 

2 Year 4 to 6 Ft. Select Trees $1.75 $1.65 Ea. $1.50 Ea. 

Patented Under U. S. Patent No. 94 



• SELECT 



tau^ 



CHERRIES 




PRICES 

Large Z-7«ar FUnts 

B«arlnr Slse S-jear Plaata. 



Here is a variety that is not only a 
fruit, but also a beautiful orna- 
mental tree. The foliage is a beau- 
tiful silvery green which turns to 
a rich red and gold color in Fall, 
adds an artist's touch to any land- 
scape. The fruit is large, luscious 
and delightfully flavored. The juice 
makes a splendid jelly and a de- 
licious cordial. These cherries are 
large as any sweet cherrj- — but 
plum-shaped. Townsends' Bush 
Cherries grow and fruit quickly in 
any soil within one year after plant- 
ing. They require no more room 
than a raspberrj- bush and very 
often bear as much fruit as a plum 
tree! Can be plants as close as 
4 by 6 feet, grows only 4 or 5 feet 
high with a 3 to 4 foot spread. Pick 
from the ground — no ladder is re- 
quired. 

3 10 2S 

Bach Plants Plants Plants 
.... 10.45 fl.ll fI.M if.Sf 

... LIS s.if i.4t irss 



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STRAWBERRY 



DIRECTIONS 

Write us if you ore eonfronted 
witli any special problems. 




Just right 



VARIETY SELECTION. Perhaps the most Important 
task of all is the correct selection of varieties for the 
particular territory in which they are to be planted. A 
careful study of the variety recommendations in this 
catalog, and personal communication with the Town- 
send Nurseries will eliminate the possibility of the 
buyer pvirchasing varieties which have not the greatest 
profit-making possibilities in his territory. 

SOIL PREPARATION. In the first place, be sure 
that the land is reasonably fertile and as nearly as pos- 
sible free of weeds and grass. Plow the land to be used 
carefully in the fall or spring and spread a liberal coat 
of barnyard manure over the plot during the winter or 
early spring. Potato fields, tomato or cow-pea plots, or 
any site where the land has been enriched by growing 
truck crops makes an ideal plot for the strawberry patch. 

If manure is not available, broadcast a heavy applica- 
tion of commercial fertilizer over the plot just before 
the plants are set in the spring. (Two or three weeks 
in advance is jtist about right). Sheep manure or a 
mixture of 1500 pounds of tankage and 500 lbs. of acid 
phosphate is good, distribute at the rate of 1000 lbs. 
per acre. Raw bone meal will not injure the plant 
roots and is the only fertilizer recommended for use 
directly under the plants. 

The soil should be worked up into as good condition 
as possible before setting the plants. If the ground is 
manured, drag the soil level, marking the rows with 
a light marker, setting the plants on the side of the 
mark, using the same side of the mark on each row for 
equal width. 

CARE OF PLANTS ON ARRIVAL. Townsend's plants 
come to you properly cleaned and bunched ready to set. 

If the roots are too long to set in a stony soil, clip 
off a portion of them cleanly. 

If the plants are received before the soil Is ready, open 
the boxes and take the plants out, dampen the roots up 
to the string, redampen the moss and repack in the 
same box, place in a cool cellar and the plants, if still 
dormant, will keep from 7 to 10 days without injury. 
Heeling in is permissible, if done by an experienced 
man but it is slow and tedious and the tops and crowns 
may get wet. The first method is best. 

SETTING THE PLANTS. For large plantings, ~ 
horse drawn transplanter is good to use if a good 
operator is available. For small plots, or in stumpy new 
land, the garden trowel is best to use. On stony soils 
use a spade. Set the plant roots straight down without 
crowding and pack the earth firmly around them. 

PLANTING DISTANCE FOR MATTED ROW SYSTEM. 

Generally, the matted row system is considered the best 
and most practical. Plant rows ZVz to 41/2 feet apart, 
depending on varieties used. A matted row should be 

3 feet wide when the plants are laid by, and sufficient 
room should be left for the pickers. Keep the space 
between the rows cultivated as long as the runner 
plants form. Plants should be set 15 to 24 Inches apart. 
Good, rank growing varieties like the premier, Aber- 
deen, Blakemore, Diinlap, Howard Supreme and Jupiter 
should be set 24 Inches apart In the row, with rows 

4 feet apart. 

EVERBEARING IN HILL SYSTEM. The hill sys- 
tem is the only way to grow everbearing strawberries 
successfully. Keep the runner plants cut off, not allow- 
ing more than five or six well-spaced runner plants to 
form. This produces large, vigorous plants, each plant 
set often yielding a quart of berries during the summer 
and fall. Space these rows 30 inches apart to allow for 
horse cultivation. Two rows in the bed are spaced 12 
Inches apart, and the plants set 18 inches apart down 
the rows. With this spacing, 16,000 plants will set an 
acre. Such spacing allows room to work with a hoe 
around the plants at all times. Plant food can easily be 
applied as the cultivation continues through the sum- 
mer months. Feeding the plants while they are fruiting 
is easily done without injury by broadcasting fertilizer 
or chicken manure around the plants. Cultivation is 
easy, as such spacing affords siifflcient room around the 
plants to keep down all grass and properly mulch by 
shallow working with the hoe during dry weather. 



Too deep Too shaUow 

CULTIVATING. Tillage in newly set strawberry fields 
should be thorough in the early part of the season in 
order to preserve moisture so that plants can become 
established thoroughly in the soil and later in the sea- 
son to conserve moisture so that the plants can develop 
runners. Weeds and grass should be kept out of the 
fields at all times, as they will take the moisture needed 
by the strawberry plants. Most successful growers use 
the cultivator as often as once each week throughout 
the first growing season, and during periods of drought 
even more frequently. Hoeing should be done as often 
as it is found necessary to clean out all weeds and 
grass. Cultivating should be shallow near the plants, 
both because of the danger of loosening them in the 
soil and because if too deep the roots near the surface 
will be broken. The teeth on each side of the cultivator 
should be shortened, so they will not stir the soil 
near the row to a depth of more than 1 or 2 inches, as 
many kinds of weeds continue to grow in late autumn 
and start to grow in early spring. We advise working the 
plants until hard frosts occur. The field will then be 
free from weeds, and in the following year very few will 
have time to grow before the harvest season. 

• ONE OF THE SECRETS IN 

GROWING STRAWBERRIES 

While there should be no secrets In the growing of 
Strawberries when every grower is exchanging Ideas 
with his neighbors, there seems to be one point that 
has not been given enough publicity by the neighbor, 
journals and nurserymen. With the majority of the 
plant growers in the North it has always been a practice 
to hold off setting plants until all frosts and freezing 
is over. On low springy type soils this probably is a 
logical practice. However, on land with a good drain- 
age and which dries out early in the spring this prac- 
tice should not be followed. Strawberry plants, when 
properly grown and hardened, will stand considerable 
cold weather after setting. 

MULCHING STRAWBERRIES 

In regions of heavy snowfall Strawberries should have 
a mulch to keep the ground from freezing and thawing 
in early winter and in the spring. In the Northern part 
of the Middle West all varieties should be protected In 
the winter against the severe drying winds which occur 
in those regions. A mulch conserves moisture In the 
spring and in certain localities the crop may be in- 
creased from one-third to one-half by its use. 

The mulch should be applied as soon as the ground 
is frozen from one to two inches deep. In some local- 
ities growers have found it unsafe to await freezing 
weather because of the danger of severe storms or heavy 
falls of snow which remain throughout the winter, 
mulch being put on as soon as active growth has 
ceased. The mulch should be scattered over the fields 
so that some will fall on the plants, but more of it be- 
tween the rows. In the spring the plants will grow up 
through the straw and the berries will be kept clean. 
If mulch is put on heavy, some of it should be raked 
off into the middle of rows at time growth starts. 
Wheat, rye, oats and buckwheat straw are more com- 
monly used. From 3 to 5 tons of straw is required per 
acre. Marsh hay is also used to advantage when obtain- 
able, 1 to 3 tons per acre being required. 

• NUMBER PLANTS REQUIRED TO SET AN ACRE 

Number Plants 

^. ,^ ^ , Plants Spacing 

Strawbemes. Field Culture 8000 3%xl^ 

Strawberries, Garden Culture 2%xl% 

Everbearing Strawberries, Field 8000 3%xlV, 

Elverbearing Strawberries, Garden l%xl 

Everbearing, Double Row Hill System 16000 2%xl%xl2 

Blackberries 1700 8x3 

Red Raspberries, Hedge Row 2400 6x3 

Red Raspberries. Hill System 1800 5x5 

Black Raspberries 1700 7x3 1* 

Dewberries, Solid Rows 2400 6x3 

Grapes 490 9x10 

Asparagus 3200 7x2 

• Complete Culture Guide on Small Fruits Will Be 

Sent Free to Anyone Requesting This Booklet 



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45 



50 


100 


250 


1000 


3000 


$0.90 


$1.40 


$2.70 


S 8.00 


$23.25 


1.15 


1.90 


3.45 


10.00 


29.25 


1.50 


2.25 


4.00 


12.00 


32.00 



ASPARAGUS ROOTS 

PRICES 
MARY— MARTHA— PEDIGREED ASPARAGUS 

Your choice, assorted 
or one kind 25 

1 year No. 1 Grade $0.65 

2 year No. 1 Grade .85 

3 year No. 1 Grade 1.00 

500 Plants at 1000 Rate 

Write for Quantity Prices on Lots of 5000 or more. If Asparagus is wanted by 

Parcel Post Add 8c each 25 Roots. 

• MARY WASHINGTON. A heavy yielding 
strain, producing uniform, long, tender, rap- 
idly growing shoots. An excellent variety for 
market or home gardeners. 

•MARTHA WASHINGTON. A selected 
strain from the Washington variety, much 
heavier stalk and a greater producer than 
the original Washington variety; practically 
blight-resistant. 

• PEDIGREED WASHINGTON. A vigor- 
ous and heavy yielding asparagus with 
uniform, good eight buds of bluish purple. 
Tender and delicious. 

PARADISE. (New). Matures earlier than 
any other known variety. Good cuttings 
can be had one year after planting even 
from OTor 2 year size roots. In looks Paradise 
asparagus Is similar to other varieties of 
the Washington type. The flavor of Paradise 
is much milder than other varieties. Even 
If you only have a few square feet of space 
In your garden set some of the new Paradise 
this year. You will be well repaid for the 
small Investment made. PRICES OF PARA- 
DISE ROOTS: Twelve, 75c; twenty-five, 
S1.25: fifty, $2.00; one hundred, $3.35. 






RHUBARB 




GIANT CHERRY. This fine Rhubarb was 
originated in California. Color a beautiful 
cherry red, entire length of stalks. The stalks 
are extra large, but so tender they do not re- 
quire peeling when cooked. Less acid and 
better flavored than most varieties. Prices: 
Each. $.30; three, $.78; six, $1.25; twelve, 
S1.95. 

McDonald. a new early producing Rhu- 
barb of exceptionally fine Quality, ori^ated in 
Canada a rrue pink variety, and a good forcer. 
Prices: Each, $.30; three, $.78; six, $1.25; 
twelve, $1.95. 



MYATTS LINNAEUS. Produces large. tend.^r 
stalks, fiavor sprightly fine for pies and sauc*. 
QUEEN. Extra strong grower, extremely large 
stalks, color dark pink, p. good commercial vanerv 

RHUBARB PRICES — ABOVE VARIETIES 



Each $0.15 

6 80 

12 1.40 



25 Roots S2.50 

50 Roots 4.00 

100 RooU 6.00 



NEW PARADISE 



Rhubarb by parcel post add 3c each root w 
cover postage. 




Above field: Maryland Golden averaged 415 bushels U. S. No. 1 tu ihe .\cre 

MARYLAND GOLDEN SWEET POTATOES 



We are again offering to our cus- 
tomers through this small space in our 
catalogue one of the oiitstanding Fweet 
potatoes on the market — Maryland 
Golden. As stated in our last year's 
catalogue, this variety of potatoes wa- 



Prices of 

MARYLAND GOLDEN 

Sweet Potato Plants 

Ready After May the 25th 

IM Plants ,„..-flJM 

25« Plante 1.56 

500 PUnts ZM 

1000 PUnta 3iJ0 

CERTIFIED SEED STOCK 
For Growers who wtsh to grow 
their own plants, we offer this 
stock. Delivery anytime from 
our storage bouse. 

$2.25 Per Bushel 
Write for special prices on 
lots of 50 bushels 



just what the country has been looking for and, from the 
reports received by our customers this year, who ordered 
Mar>land Golden from us, and the market reports through- 
out the countrj', we are entirely convinced that there is not 
a sweet potato on the market today that has the money 
making possibilities for the commercial grower as well as 
the satisfaction obtained by the small growers for table use. 
as the Mar>iand Golden. The demand far exce^da the 
supply and we look for it to remain so for a good many 
years. Be the first In your community to grow this won- 
derful potato and benefit by the profits you will receive 
from them. 

The color is all that the name implies — a deep. rich, 
golden yellow with a slight pinkish cast, holding its color 
perfectly when cooked. It is not of the dry type like 
Little Stem .Ters'T or of the wet type like the Nancy Halls 
or Yams, only slightly moist at any state of m.iturty. It 
produces a crop very early, therefore, is one of the best 
varietit^ for our Northern customers to grow where early 
I Turing varieties are a necessity. 

We want to tell you more about this variety; however. 
ice will not permit it h'^re. Tlierefore, we have printetl 
illustrated folder on Maryland Golden which will U 
nt to you free on request. 
We offer you Maryland Golden plants and 
certified seed stock at pricos shown on the left. 
Lot us reserve your supply early this year as 
last year found us sold out long before the seas<in 
was over. 





Ked Rhubarb brings 

top prices at any 

market 



46 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



TRUE TO NAME 1 QJ.Q DDTl^TC GUARANTEED 

PLANTS i.^**o rnl^riO satisfaction 

STRAWBERRY PLANTS 

All prices quoted below are F.O.B. Salisbury, Maryland, and in effect from January let until 
December SOth, 1943. Customers ordering plants sent Parcel Post Prepaid, see Parcel Post rates 
on page 47. We ship a limited nximber of strawberry plants in late summer and fall. Customers 
wanting plants for planting at that time, ask for our Special Late Summer and Fall Price List. 
All plants are tied 25 to bundle. No less than 25 plants of variety sold. 

Description of Tailetles 

on p»ec 25 50 100 200 

I EARLY VARIETIES Plants Plants Plants Plants 

13 ABERDEEN $0.35 $0.50 $0.80 $1.50 

16 Bellmar .35 .50 .75 1.30 

17 BLAKEMORE .35 .50 .75 1.20 

7 Daybreak .35 .50 .75 1.30 

10 DORSETT .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

11 FAIRFAX ^. .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

7 Fairmore .35 .50 .75 1.30 

6 HOWARD— 17 .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

16 Klondyke .35 .50 .75 1.20 

16 MISSIONARY .35 .50 .75 1.20 

7 North Star .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

6 PREMIER .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

7 Shelton .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

MEDIUM EARLY TO LATE 

13 BIG JOE .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

12 CATSKILL .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

14 DR. BURRILL .35 .50 .75 1.30 

16 Pathfinder .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

14 SENATOR DUNLAP .35 .50 .75 1.30 

LATE TO VERY LATE 

16 AROMA .35 .50 .75 1.30 

18 CHESAPEAKE .50 .75 1.25 2.10 

Ford .40 .65 1.20 1.95 

14 GANDY .40 .65 1.20 1.95 

7 Hebron _ .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

16 Lupton 40 .60 1.00 1.75 

19 RED STAR .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

7 STARBRIGHT .45 .70 1.20 2.00 

15 TOWNKING .40 .65 1.20 1.95 

16 World's Wonder = .50 .75 1.25 2.10 

19 XTRALATE .50 .80 1.50 2.75 

17 Sxirplus. Not less than 1000 at these prices - 

FALL BEARING VARIETIES 

22 GEM .70 1.10 1.75 3.25 

LUCKYSTRIKE .70 1.10 1.75 3.25 

22 MASTODON .70 1.10 1.75 3.25 

WAYZATA 1.50 2.50 4.00 7.50 

500 PLANTS OF ONE VARIETY SOLD 









Lots 


Lots 


Luts 








of 


of 


of 


300 


400 


1000 


3000 


4000 


5000 


Plants 


Plants 


Plants 


Plants 


Plants 


Plants 








Per 1000 Per 1000 Per lOinJ 


$2.10 


$2.60 


$6.00 


$5.80 


$5.65 


$5.50 


1.80 


2.20 


5.00 


4.80 


4.65 


4.50 


1.65 


2.00 


4.50 


4.30 


4.15 


4.00 


1.80 


2.20 


5.00 


4.80 


4.65 


4.50 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.00 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.00 


1.80 


2.20 


5.00 


4.80 


4.65 


4.50 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.00 


1.65 


2.00 


4.50 


4.30 


4.15 


4.00 


1.65 


2.00 


4.50 


4.30 


4.15 


4.00 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.01 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.00 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.00 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.00 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.00 


1.80 


2.20 


5.00 


4.80 


4.65 


4.50 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.00 


1.80 


2.20 


5.00 


4.80 


4.65 


4.50 


1.80 


2.20 


5.00 


4.80 


4.65 


4.50 


3.00 


3.80 


8.00 


7.80 


7.65 


7.50 


2.45 


3.15 


7.00 


6.80 


6.65 


6.50 


2.45 


3.15 


7.00 


6.80 


6.65 


6.50 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.00 


2.50 


3.00 


6.50 


6.30 


6.15 


6.00 


2.70 


3.45 


6.50 


6.30 


6.15 


6.00 


2.70 


3.45 


7.50 


7.30 


7.15 


7.00 


2.45 


3.15 


7.00 


6.80 


6.65 


6.50 


3.00 


3.80 


8.00 


7.80 


7.65 


7.50 


4.00 


4.50 


10.00 


9.80 


9.65 


9.50 






4.50 
12.50 


4.30 
12.30 


4.15 
12.15 


4.00 


4.50 


5.50 


12.00 


4.50 


5.50 


12.50 


12.30 


12.15 


12.00 


4.50 


5.50 


12.50 


12.30 


12.15 


12.00 


10.75 


13.00 


30.00 


Stock limited. 





AT THE 1000 RATE 



• WRITE FOR SPECIAL PRICES, ON LARGER QUANTITIES THAN QUOTED ABOVE 

Townsend's plants are used exclusively by the largest strawberry associations in the country. Any association, 
group of growers who wish to pool their orders, or any large grower interested in purchasing a variety in larger 
quantities than quoted above, should write us for our special price. 

When writing, just give Variety or Varieties wanted and approximately nmount needed. You will be under no 
obligation to buy. It is part of Townsend's Service which we are rendering our customers, and which has 
helped us to build our business to the present standing as The World's Largest Growers— Shippers of Strawberry 
Plants. 

ORDERS CAN BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE OF SHIPPING DATE. You can send along your order on receipt of 
this catalogue. A 25% deposit will reserve stock for you. We will dig and ship whenever we receive your ship- 
ping instructions. Thousands of our customers annually take advantage of this service. On long lists of va- 
rieties it insures them of getting varieties wanted. 



E. W. TOWNSEND SONS • SALISBURY • MARYLAND 



47 



PLANTS 



PRICEUST 



VARIETIES 



Spring 1943 Delivery 
Jonuory until June 15fh RASPBERRIES— BLACKBERRIES 

DEWBERRIES— GRAPES 



Fall 1943 Delivery 
After November 1st 



All prices quoted below are F. O. B. Salisbury, Mairland, and in effect from January 1st, 
Customers ordering plants sent PARCEL POST. PREPAID, see PARCEL POST RATES at 
Description •# y%jMk»% ^^^ RASPBERRY PLANTS 



1943. until December 30th. 
bottom of page. 



1943 



A 


V^um 


For 


Prices 


on Bearing Age 


Plants. 


see Page 


31 










1 








12 


2B 


50 


100 


200 


aoo 


400 


500 


1000 


I 








Plants 


Plants 


Plants 


Plants 


Plants 


PlanU 


PlanU 


Plants 


Plants 


h 


LATHAM Select 1 yr. No. 1.. 






$0.95 


$1.50 


$2.60 


$4.45 


$8.15 


$11.10 


$13.25 


$1.^.00 


$26.95 


26 


TAYLOR Select 1 yr. No. 1.... 






1.00 


1.60 


2.70 


4.70 


8.65 


11.85 


14.25 


16.25 


29.40 


27 


CHIEF Select 1 yr. No. 1 






95 


1.50 


2.60 


4.40 


8.15 


11.10 


13.25 


15.00 


26.95 


26 


MARCY Select 1 yr. No. 1 






1.05 


1.65 


2.90 


5.10 


9.40 


12.95 


15.75 


18.15 


33.00 


27 


NEWBURGH Select 1 yr. No. 






1.00 


1.55 


2.65 


4.60 


8.40 


11.45 


13.75 


15.65 


28.20 


26 


KATHERINE (Evbg) Select 1 


rr.'No." 


I.'." 


1.00 


1.60 


2.75 


4.85 


8.90 


12.20 


14.75 


16.90 


30.60 


26 


ST. REGIS (Evbg) Select 1 yr. 


No. 1. 




95 


1.50 


2.60 


4.45 


8.15 


11.10 


13.25 


15.00 


26.95 


26 


INDIAN SUMMER (Exbg) Select 1 yr. 


No.'i 


1.00 


1.60 


2.75 


4.85 


8.90 


12.20 


14.75 


16.90 


30.60 








BLACK RASPBERRY PLANTS 
















For 


Prices 


on Bear! 


ng Age 


Plants. 


see Page 


31 










25 


CUMBERLAND Select 1 yr. No 


1 Tins 




90 


1.40 


2.30 


4.00 


7.25 


9.75 


11.50 


12.80 


23.75 


25 


LOGAN Select 1 yr. No. 1 Tips 




95 


1.45 


2.40 


4.15 


7.50 


10.15 


12.00 


13.40 


24.95 


25 


PLUM FARMER Select 1 yr. No 


. 1 Tips 




95 


1.45 


2.40 


4.15 


7.50 


10.15 


12 no 


13.40 


24.95 








PURPLE RASPBERRY PLANTS 
















For 


Prices 


on Bearing Age 


Plants, 


see Page 


31 










25 


80DUS Select 1 yr. No. 1 Tips. 






95 


1.45 


2.40 


4.15 


7.50 


10.15 


12.00 


13.40 


24.95 


25 


COLUMBIAN PURPLE Select 1 


■jr.' Na 


"iTips 75 


1.25 


2.20 


3.95 


6.75 


8.95 


10.75 


12.50 


22.50 










BLACKBERRY 


PLANTS 
















For 


Prices 


on Bearing Age 


Plants. 


see Pag© 


31 










28 


ALFRED Select 1 yr. No. 1 






.... 1.05 


1.55 


2.60 


4.60 


8.55 


11.55 


13.80 


15.60 


29.50 


28 


BLOWER Select 1 yr. No. 1 






95 


1.50 


2.50 


4.35 


8.00 


10.80 


12.75 


14.20 


26.75 


28 


ELDORADO Select 1 yr. No. 1.. 






95 


1.50 


2.50 


4.35 


8.00 


10.80 


12.75 


14.20 


26.75 


28 


EARLY HARVEST Select 1 yr. 


No.'l" 




.... 1.05 


1.55 


2.60 


4.60 


8.55 


11.55 


13.80 


15.60 


29.50 










DEWBERRY PLANTS 


















For 


Prices 


on Bearing Age 


Plants. 


lee Page 


31 










29 


ACME THORNLESS YOUNGBERRY 
























(New) Select 1 yr No. 1 






.... 1.65 


2.65 


4.00 


7.60 


14.85 


21.00 


26.30 


31.25 


60.00 


29 


BOYSENBERRY (New) Select 1 


■■yr."'Nb 


.■"l."'...' 


.... 1.40 


2.20 


3.70 


6.50 


12.00 


16.20 


19.10 


21.30 


40.00 


29 


BOYSENBERRY THORNLESS 


























/V..<r> «!olppt 1 yr. No. 1 






.... 2.95 


4.95 


8.70 


16.00 


30.00 


42.00 


52.50 


62.00 


120.00 


29 


LUCREATIA Select 1 yr. No. 1 






75 


1.25 


2.10 


3.50 


6.25 


8.25 


9.50 


10.35 


18.00 


29 


NECTARBERRY (New) Select 1 


yr. No. 


i:::::;;. 


.... 2.95 


4.95 


8.70 


16.00 


30.00 


42.00 


52.50 


62.00 


120.00 


29 


YOUNGBERRY (New) Select 1 


yr. No. 


1 




1.45 


2.35 


3.60 


6.25 


8.65 


10.65 


11.25 


21.00 










GRAPES 




















For 


Prices 


on Bearing Age 


Plants. 


see Page 


31 














3 


6 


12 


25 


50 


100 


200 


300 


400 


500 


1000 




Each 


Vines 


Vines 


Vines 


Vines 


Vines 


Vines 


Vines 


Vines 


Vines 


Vines 


Vine* 


:ho 


BeU 2 yr. No. 1 «0.35 


$0.95 


$1.45 


$1.95 


$3.25 


$5.50 


S9.00 


$16.25 


$22.50 


$27.50 


$32 00 


$62 50 


30 


Concord 2 yr. No. 1 30 


.80 


1.20 


1.80 


3.00 


5.00 


8.00 


14.25 


19.50 


23.50 


27.00 


52.50 


30 


Concord 1 yr. No. 1 2.') 


.60 


1.00 


1.50 


2.50 


4.00 


6.00 


10.45 


14.75 


18.55 


22.50 


4495 


30 


Catawba 2 yr. No. 1 35 


.95 


1.45 


1.95 


3.25 


5.50 


9.0 


16.25 


22 50 


27.50 


32.00 


62.50 


30 


CaUwba 1 yr. No. 1 30 


.70 


1.20 


1.70 


2.75 


4.50 


7.00 


12.45 


17.75 


22.50 


26.50 


51.50 


30 


Delaware 2 yr. No. 1 30 


.95 


1.45 


1.95 


3.25 


5.50 


9.00 


16.25 


22.50 


27.50 


32.00 


62.50 


30 


Moore's Early 2 yr. No. 1 .35 


.95 


1.45 


1.95 


3.25 


5.50 


9.00 


16.25 


22.50 


27.50 


32.00 


62.50 


30 


Moore's Early 1 yr. No. 1 .30 


.70 


1.20 


1.70 


2.75 


4.50 


7.00 


12.45 


17.75 


22.50 


26.50 


51.50 


30 


Niagara 2 yr. No. 1 35 


.95 


1.45 


1.95 


3.25 


5.50 


9.00 


16.25 


22.50 


27.50 


32.00 


62.50 


30 


Niagara 1 yr. No. 1 30 


.70 


1.20 


1.70 


2.75 


4.50 


7.00 


12.45 


17.75 


22.50 


26.50 


51.50 


30 


Worden 2 yr. No. 1 35 


.95 


1.45 


1.95 


3.25 


5.50 


900 


16.25 


22.50 


27.50 


32.00 


62.50 


30 


Worden 1 yr. No. 1 30 


.70 


1.20 


1.70 


2.75 


4.50 


7.00 


12.45 


•'7.75 


22 50 


26 50 


51.60 








NEWER VARIETIES 


OF GRAPES 












30 


Caco 2 yr. No. 1 50 


1.30 


2.20 


3.60 


6.(10 


10.00 


18.00 












30 


Champagne 2 yr. No. 1.. .35 


.95 


1.40 


2.10 


3.5(1 


6.00 


10.00 


Take advantage of 


tliese io* 




30 


Fredonla 2 yr. No. 1 35 


.95 


1.40 


2.10 


3.50 


6.00 


10.00 


prices on Grape Vines. Your 




30 


Ontario 2 yr. No. 1 35 


.95 


1.40 


2.10 


3.50 


6.00 


10.00 


order will 


be fliied 


from on* 




30 


Portland 2 yr. No. 1 35 


.95 


1.40 


2.10 


3.50 


6.00 


10.00 


of 


the largest plantlnos In the 




30 


Sheridan 2 yr. No. 1 35 


.95 


1.40 


2.10 


3.50 


6.00 


10.00 


country. 








30 


Urbana 2 yr. No. 1 35 


.95 


1.40 


2.10 


3.50 


6.00 


10.00 













•Customers Ordering Plants By Mail, Use Following Tables for Correct Postage 



Be sure to include sulflcient postage for your order if plants are t 
" 'If insufflcient postage is sent, we will credit am 



send too much 

• FRUIT TREE SHIPMENTS 

freight shipments. 

Parcel Post Rates on Strawberry and Potato Plants 

Zones Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone 



be sent Prepaid. We will return every penny due you if yi- 
mt paid and send balance C.O.D. 
Owing to height and size of o ur fruit trees we can not ship Parcel Post. 



100 Plants 

200 " 

300 •• 

400 •' 

500 •• 

600 •• 

700 '• 

800 •• 

900 " 
1000 



1-2 
$.09 
.11 
.21 
.23 
.27 
.31 
.35 
.39 
.43 
.47 



$.15 
.23 
.31 
.37 
.45 
.53 
.63 
.69 
.77 
.85 



4 

$.21 

.35 

.49 

,61 

.75 

.89 

1.03 

1.17 

1.31 

1.45 



5 

$27 

.49 

.70 

.89 

1.11 

1.31 

1.53 

1.74 

1.95 

2.16 



$.33 
.61 
.89 
1.15 
1.43 
1.73 
1.98 
2.27 
2.55 
2.83 



7 
$.41 

.77 
113 
1.49 
1.85 
2.21 
2.57 
2.93 
3.29 
3.65 



Zone 
8 

$.48 
.92 
1.36 
1 80 
2.24 
2.68 

3 12 
3.56 

4 00 
4.44 



• These figures are average-^the rate varies according to varietv 
On all orders of 500 or more plants, the rate Is cheap«r by Ex- 
prpss aft^r the second ions 



We advise express nr 

Parcel P«st Rates on Crape Vines, Raspberries. 
Blackberries. Currants, Cooseberries and Dewberries 



Zones 



1 to 
3 to 
7 to 
13 to 
21 to 
26 to 
36 to 
51 to 



2 Plants 

6 " 
12 

20 ■ 
25 

35 •• 

50 " 

75 " 



76 to 100 

• On all 
iliited above. 



1-2 

$.08 
.13 
.14 
.15 
.16 
.23 
.33 
.35 
.40 
; of 100 



Zone 
3 

$.09 
.17 
.19 
.21 
.23 
.35 
.53 
.57 
.67 



Zone 
4 

$.10 
.24 
.28 
.31 
.35 
.56 
.87 
.94 

1.12 



Zone Zone Zone 



5 
$ 11 

.33 

.38 

.43 

.49 

.80 

1.28 

1.39 

1.65 

more 



$.12 

.40 

.47 

.54 

.61 

1.03 

1.66 

1.80 

2.15 

Cane 



7 

$.14 

.50 

.59 

.68 

.77 

1.31 

2.12 

2.30 

2.75 

Stock 



Zone 
8 

$.15 

.59 

.70 

.81 

.92 

1.58 

2 57 

2.7P 

334 

it^nj 



ch«aper by Express aflor th* second zone 








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e « 





-REGISTEREl 

5 REASONS WHY 

TOWN KING 

is the Outstanding Late Berry 

O Makes good fruiting beds on 
most any soil; easy to grow. 

Fruit is bright rich red; large 
and attractive. 






Produces immense crop of ber- 
ries late in the season. 

Fine keeping variety; excellent 
shipper. 

A profitable late berry both for 
commercial and home growing. 
SEE PACE 15 



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FALLBEARING 

Pick Berries 1 Weeks After Set — 
Plenty of Them Until Snow Flies 

Townsend's selected strain double yield Mastodon 
are bred to produce heavy yields of big, luscious, 
rich red berries throughout the summer 
^and fall months, off plants set 



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the first year, and another 
big crop the follow- 
ing Spring after 

Planted. ^K^ £ # ' -.^ 
Full description Mmji Pj»0Jml 
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E.W.TOWNSEND SONS 

SA L I S B U RY ^~-^ MARY L A ND